Why there won’t be extension of 2022 UTME/DE registration — JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Monday, explained that it would not extend the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE, registration because it was working on what it described as “tight schedule.”

To this end, it insisted that the registration would come to an end on March 26, 2022 as earlier scheduled.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said the board would not extend the exercise because it was working on a tight schedule.

Oloyede, who spoke at the Global Distance Learning Institute, Abuja, while monitoring the registration, said so far, between 1.5 million and 1.6 million candidates had been registered, noting that the closing days of the exercise were experiencing low turnout of candidates across the country.

He said only one candidate turned up for registration at the centre, instead of the usual 200 candidates per day, while registration across the country reduced to less than 20,000 two days ago, against the 70,000 to 80,000 daily registrations.

He said: “Today is March 21, 2022, we still have five days to go and you can see how vacant the CBT centres are. So, we are telling you so that nobody on the 26th will have the guts to tell us to extend. Now, we have registered about 1.5 million to 1.6 million candidates; so, we are good to go.