OVER 800,000 UTME CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED SO FAR - JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) revealed on Wednesday that 800,000 candidates have registered since the sales of UTME form began on March 20.
According to the board’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this, the introduction of the remit mode of payment has improved the process of acquiring registration documents.
“This measure has doubled the rate of the registration as over 800,000 candidates have registered.
“I want to assure all candidates that are desirous of registering for this examination, will not be left out.
“We are working hard to ensure that no Nigerian child is denied of his or her right of advancing in education.
“What we are doing currently is for the benefit of not only these candidates, but for the entire Nigerians.
“We do not intend to extend the registration deadline as we are sure that all of the candidates will be duly registered,’’ he told newsmen.
He further stated that reports had also indicated that many registration centre owners were happy with the way the exercise was going.