SOUTH MILWAUKEE WI. (GVE) – Reports reaching Global Village Extra have it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) has extended registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by five days.
According to the board, the registration will now end by 12 midnight on Sunday, 11 February, 2018 and that registration for Direct Entry candidates continues.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of information unit, issued a statement to this effect after a meeting with directors of the agency on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Below is the statement:
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announces the extension of registration for 2018 UTME till midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018.
“JAMB as a responsive organization has taken the decision albeit with great hesitation to accommodate candidates who failed to register between the two months window period that ended at midnight of Tuesday, 6th February, 2018.
“The failure of these candidates to register is unfortunate and the board hastens to add that this culture of impunity will not be tolerated and indeed penalty may be imposed for late registration in future.
“UTME candidates are therefore strongly advised to take advantage of the extension to register as request for further extension would not be entertained.”
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB’s Registrar, confirmed that a total of 1,451,691 million candidates had registered for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, while 39,663 candidates were for the Direct Entry.
The UTME is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, March 7, across 649 computer based test centres.