JAMB Extends UTME Registration Deadline for 2018 UTME
This to inform all intending UTME candidates that JAMB has now extended the closing date for purchase of forms, and registration for the 2018 UTME and Direct Entry, till Sunday 11th February, by 12 midnight.
The Board however warned that there will be no further extension, if any candidate does not successfully register on 11th February.
JAMB also added that such culture of late registration by candidates, and extensions every year has to be curtailed, and the board may impose a fine for late registrations in future.
This decision was announced by the JAMB Head of Information, after a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
Extend JAMB Registration Deadline – House Of Reps Tells JAMB
The House of Representatives has called on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to extend the registration deadline for the registration of 2017 UTME.
This came after the motion raised by Danburan Nuhu (Kano-APC).
According to Mr. Nuhu during the 2016 UTME exercise, about 1.6 million applicants registered for the UTME and about one million passed. He stated that the 2017 exercise might reach 2 million across the country given the growing number of applicants.
He noted that some of the approved registration centres are registering only 250 applicants at a time; most of them do not have enough space and adequate number of computers.
He urged JAMB to specify the requirements including safety measures, that approved centres need to have to participate in the conduct of UTME Computer Based Test and ensure to deploy safety equipment to each centre to forestall any incidence of stampede due to overcrowding.
The motion was unanimously adopted by the House and the committee on basic education was mandated to direct JAMB to comply with the resolutions.
The JAMB had earlier stated that it has no plans of extending the registration deadline but with this development, let’s watch how it all plays out.
UTME Candidates With Registration PINs Have 24 Hours to Complete Registration – JAMB
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that candidates who have purchased their PINS but are yet to register have just twenty four (24) hours to do so before the registration portal finally closes for 2018 UTME.
While disclosing this in Abuja, the Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, noted that it would not entertain any complaints from candidates who fail to complete their registration exercise.
He mentioned that a total of 1,662,818 candidates purchased the 2018 UTME form while 1,650,547 had successfully registered for the 2018 UTME.
He said the extension applied to candidates who had initiated registration processes and had paid and procured the registration e-pins but could not register at the closed of sales.