2022 UTME: There may be no extension of registration deadline for candidates, says Registrar


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there may be no extension of registration deadline for candidates, for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede dropped the hint while monitoring the registration exercise in some centres yesterday, in Lagos.

According to him, feelers reaching the board from states across the country reveal that the exercise has been seamless, hence there may be no room for an extension.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that registration started across the country on Saturday, Feb. 19 and will be concluded on March 26.

“We are not expecting any extension. I want to say that we are very happy with the way the exercise has been going, two weeks after it started.

“More than 55,000 have already registered today alone and we had expected at least 50,000 to register as at today, nationwide. But for the few disruptions witnessed in some of these centres, it is possible to register even 100,000 candidates in a day.

“Our target is to make sure that about 100,000 are able to register in a day. Therefore, so far,

I must say I am very satisfied with the registration exercise nationwide.

“The development gladdens my heart because it shows that we are on course, despite the few glitches witnessed in the registration exercise in some centres, there has been a huge progress made,” he stated.