JAMB registers more than 300,000 for 2019 UTME in a week

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that more than 300,000 candidates have been registered for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) a week after the commencement of the exercise.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Board’s Head, Media and Information, revealed this on Friday in Lagos.

The board commenced registration of candidates for the 2019 all Computer Based Test (CBT) on January 10 and it would close on February 21, okay reports.

Benjamin said, the registration so far has been seamless, and the board is happy with the development.

“We are happy with the way the process is going; we hope it will continue this way.

“So far, we have registered over 300,000 candidates as at Thursday.

“We are happy there have not been issues because so far, there is just a tiny gap between the number of candidates that have acquired the e-pin and that of those that have registered,” he said.

He also added that, JAMB had insisted that all candidates with issues of biometrics must go over to Abuja for it to be rectified.

“I want to reiterate the fact that only the Registrar of the board has the sole right to attend to such issues.

“Any candidate who may have issues with the capturing of his or her finger prints at their respective points of registration will need to come down to our office in Abuja.

“This will require the Chief Executive to do it himself for the purpose of security,” Benjamin said.

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