No extension for Jamb registration says Jamb Registrar .

1.9 million candidates have so far registered for the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination,UTME and the Direct Entry,DE preparatory to seeking admission into various tertiary institutions in the country.The development came as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,JAMB,said it would not extend the February 17,2020 deadline for the registrations.The board which described the huge rate of registration within five weeks of commencement of sale of the forms as unprecedented in the history of UTME and DE registrations in the country, insisted that its deadline was sacrosanct.

JAMB’s Head of Media and Information,Dr Fabian Benjamin, speaking to Vanguard on the telephone, Sunday,said contrary to the fear that many prospective candidates would be left out if there was no extension, almost all the candidates had registered.Asked whether there would be extension of deadline given that many candidates were yet to register, Dr Benjamin said:” I can tell you that over 1.9 million candidates have so far registered as at last week. This is unprecedented in our history.”

He spoke further:” I disagree with you that many people were yet to register. If you had gone to most centres last Friday,you would see that they were empty without candidates coming for registration. What does that mean? It means people have registered.”

The number of candidate that have registered within these five weeks like I said,is unprecedented and given that most registration centres are empty now,we believe intending candidates have registered.”

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