Jamb has warned candidates to register now because there won’t be a shift in Jamb Deadline. This is bad news for those who felt that Jamb will extend registration deadline and exam date for 2019.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed prospective candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to ensure they do register before February 21st as the board is not considering extending the deadline for the registration.
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The board also stated that it is so far satisfied with its decision of banning cyber cafes and using only accredited CBT centres for the registration process.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of Governing Board of JAMB, Emmanuel Aguzie, on Friday shortly after touring some CBT centres in Lagos.
He described the registration so far as hitch-free, seamless and fraud-free as confirmed by both the CBT operators and candidates at the centres visited. According to him, he does not foresee the registration deadline extended.
The 2019 JAMB UTME registration is expected to close on February 21 while the exam will commence March 16, 2019.
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How Jamb Refuse To Shift Registration Deadline for 2017
Following the controversies, stress and delay behind the current Jamb registration, one would have expected the Jamb registration deadline to be extended. However, the reverse is the case.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB will not extend the registration period. JAMB has so far registered 600, 000 candidates for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations JAMB, made this known on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari, FCT.
According to him, “we have already registered 600, 000 candidates since sales of form began March 20, how can there be inadequate centres or lack of manpower, when we have more than 400 centres.
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“There is no such delay as alleged by some candidates, the issue here is that plenty people are registering for the UTME at the same time.
“The internet is working, if it is not working how then we arrived at the total of 600, 000 that have so far been duly registered.
“Large numbers of applicants seeking to register for UTME go to the Banks allocated for the exercise that is why there seems to be some form of delays and irregularities.
“Before we used three banks and now it is 15 banks because the period is short, but we are not going to extend the registration period, before deadline every candidate will register,” he said. So, Jamb won’t suspend the Registration Date.