JAMB ends registration exercise with 1.9m candidate

2020 UTME registration comes to close today 17th of February, 2020 while the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has so far registered over 1.9 million prospective candidates

The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this on Sunday, in Lagos, while commenting on this year’s registration for the examination which commenced on January 13 and will be concluded on February 17. “Let me state clearly here that there will be no extension for the registration of candidates for both the UTME and the direct entry as is being speculated in some quarters.

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“Registration for this year’s examination ends by 12 midnight of February 17 and that will be it for this year. I like to say that the board is pleased with the way the exercise has gone so far and with this, we have registered over 1.9 million candidates. We have never recorded such a number before.

“Without a doubt, this figure is the highest that the board has ever recorded in the history of its examination. We are equally, happy as a board that we keep improving every day in a bid to ensure effective management of our operations,” he stated. Speaking further, Benjamin noted that arrangements have also been concluded for the conduct of a hitch-free mock examination, scheduled for February 18 nationwide. According to him, a total of 669 out of the 747 centers across the country will be used for the conduct of the computer-based test.

“One of the purposes of the mock examination is to test-run the facilities in these centers. Anyone of them that falls short of the standard will automatically be delisted,” he said. He called for the support and cooperation of stakeholders so as to collectively deliver on the public responsibility. “On our part, our members of staff have been making sacrifices that could even involve their lives in a bid to ensure quality service delivery,” he assured.

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