13 February 2018

Nigeria: JAMB Registers 1.65Million for 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has successfully registered 1, 650, 547 candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertuary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

NAN recalls that the board commenced the 2018 UTME registration on Dec.6, 2017 and closed on Feb. 11, after extending the registration for five days.

According to him, a total of 1,662,818 candidates paid and obtained the epins, while 1,650,547 had successfully registered for the 2018 UTME, at the close of pin vending.

Benjamin, however, urged the public to note that "all candidates who had paid and obtained pins but could not successfully register as at the close of sale are allowed to quickly do so within 24 hours."

This, he said, was necessary as it would not entertain complaints afterwards from those who are unable to do so.

The spokesman emphasised that the continuation of the registration process was for only the candidates, who had initiated registration processes, paid and procured the registration e-pins but could not register as at the close of sales.

"Take note that candidates are not to generate any profile code for the purpose of 2018 UTME registration as doing so would have no effect and a waste of time and resources, " he said.

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