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JAMB Expected to Register 2m Candidates For 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are expected to register At least 2 million candidates for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), the exam body’s head has said.

Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who is the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), also revealed that JAMB returned N7.8 billion to the Federal Government coffers from the proceeds of examination forms sold in 2017.

He stated that the fund was sourced from the N12billion income made during the year.

Oloyede was speaking with journalists at the weekend in Ilorin, Kwara state.

He also said JAMB introduced Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) in a bid to address the imbalance observed in the admission process for the applicants.

“It has been very tough but it has also been very rewarding. When we started in 2015 we did not realize we were going into a serious war. Initially we thought it is a call to duty, but when got there we realised it was not going to be easy because of entrenched interest. With capacity and network of such interest if you are not careful one will derail.

“We have conducted the first exams with the new technology in 2017 and now we have started selling the registration forms for 2018 UTME

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Farouk Mohammed

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