The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has ruled out extension of the registration process of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME despite the challenges faced by candidates nationwide.
The Registrar of the Board, Professor Is-haq Oloyede made this known in Abuja, while speaking on challenges facing candidates in the registration process of the exams.
He also said that the board was not aware of the hiccups delaying candidates’ registration, as registration of candidates at both JAMB Computer Based Centres and other certified service providers would provide expected results for candidates.
According to Prof Oloyede, over dependence of candidates on only JAMB Computer based centres could be part of reasons why candidates experience challenges or spend days in completing their exam registration process.
Professor Oloyede embarked on inspection tour of some registration centres in Abuja, confirming that about 871,576 candidates have been registered so far for the 2017 UTME, amidst a major crisis in one of the key centres.
According to him, “No candidate will be left unattended to at the closing of this exercise. You do not want me to extend just for the sake of extension because I monitor on my screen. That is why there is a difference between the closing date for registration and the closing date for sale. By the time we sell, we will know how many that have bought, but have not registered.”
The JAMB Registrar also said arrangements would be made for physically challenged candidates to write the examination.
Source: Voice of Nigeria