The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has registered over 1.8 million candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head, Media and Information of JAMB, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to NAN, the registration of candidates for the Computer Based Test commenced on the 10th of February and ended on the 21st of February 2019.
Dr, Benjamin said that the registration was a huge success, adding that there were no hitches at all across the country.
“We have concluded the registration and we recorded over 1.8 million candidates for the UTME this year. Registration closed on Feb. 21, when we stopped the pin vending for the exercise.
“However, some candidates who had acquired the pin but were unable to register before Feb. 21, due to one reason or the other, were allowed to do so till 12 midnight, February 25. The registration finally closed on Feb. 25, 2019,” he stated.
Benjamin dismissed rumors in some quarters that candidates could start printing their examination notification slip as from March 2.
“This is misleading and absolutely not correct. Let me sound it clearly that the board has not come up with any date for both the examination and the printing of examination notification slip for candidates.
“The board will announce the date for the 2019 UTME soon. As it is now, no date has been fixed yet for both the examination and the printing of examination notification slip.
“The examination slips are usually printed, two weeks to the main examination, but that is only after when the examination date has been fixed,” Benjamin noted.
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