The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the total number of candidates that registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) increased due to the registration fee slashed by the Federal Government from N5000 to N3500.
JAMB also disclosed that it had received no fewer than 93,748 applications from candidates seeking admission into universities across the country through the 2019 Direct Entry (DE) admission.
This was contained in the board’s weekly bulletin which was made available to journalist in Abuja by the Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
JAMB, which stated that the DE application is for admission into second year for first degree program in university, said only candidates with relevant qualification would be considered for admission.
“At the close of the sale of e-PIN on Thursday 21st of February, 1,855,633 candidates had registered for UTME and 93,748 for DE application. A total of 55,214 candidates who purchased the e-PIN on the last day were allowed to register before the close of registration on Monday 25th of Feb. 2019.
“At the close of the registration on Monday 25th of February, 1,881,488 registered for the 2019 UTME,” part of the bulletin stated.
On candidates with biometric issues in this year’s reg. exercise, JAMB said before the close of the registration, about fifty candidates whose finger prints could not be captured were invited from across the country to its HQ in Abuja but only 22 reported for capturing.