JAMB Registration Extended By Two Weeks, New Exam Date Set

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended registration for its annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks.

JAMB Registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this at a press conference saying JAMB expects that the two-week extension will provide more candidates the opportunity to register for the examination.

The UTME is a computer-based standardised examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.

The examination was initially billed to hold between June 5 and 19 but its now expected to hold from June 19 to July 3.

Professor Oloyede, had raised the possibility of the extension earlier on Friday during a virtual meeting with UTME committee members.

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He cited, for the extension, the inability of at least 600,000 candidates to register for the examination despite indicating interest.

According to JAMB , about 1.1 million candidates have already registered for the examination.

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