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.
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.