JAMB Promises To Capture All UTME Applicants Before Deadline

Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint
Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB),
has assured all applicants that they would
be captured in the ongoing UTME
registration before its expiration on April 19.

Oloyede gave the assurance while speaking
with newsmen on Monday shortly after an
inspection tour of JAMB registration centres
in Abeokuta
The JAMB registrar said about 40 per cent of
the expected applicants had been registered
across the 650 registration centres across
the country.

He assured all applicants that effort was
being intensified to ensure effective service

The registrar expressed concern over some
registration centres that were not working
according to specification of registration

Oloyede said that the current challenges
being face by applicants across registration
centres was due to the uncooperative
attitude of some staff of registration centres.
He explained that facilities put in place by
the examination body were being

Oloyede said that he does not
envisage any extension for the registration of
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(UTME) April 19 deadline.

“I do not envisage any extension, let us
utilise fully the time, now we have registered
40 per cent of the expected candidates as at
this morning and today is just the second
week that we started.

“We still have two weeks to go; our planning
was on 50,000 per day, when we started the
first week, because of lack of familiarity with
the technology we are using, we had

“But as at yesterday which was Sunday, they
registered more than 50, 000, on Friday they
registered 80,000 which means this week
they are going to cover the backlog.

“All we need is to go round, tell people to
open up more avenue for students to register
and tell the students to resist been extorted,
there is nothing we can do other than to
sensitise them, ” he said.

The JAMB boss also said that the Mock
Examination would be coming up on April 8
throughout the country.

“It is for us to encourage students to at
least practice, those of them who claimed
they have not practiced before, we are doing
everything to make this examination easy.

“We are not taken a kobo from applicants,
but they must pay N700 to the owner of
centre where they want to take the
examination, we do not own the centres,” the
registrar said.