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JAMB will not extend 2022 UTME/DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB says the ongoing 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise scheduled to end on 26th March, will not be extended.

A statement by JAMB’s head of Public Relations Dr Fabian Benjamin says the time scheduled for the registration exercise from 19th February to 26th March, 2022, is the only window allotted by relevant authorities to the Board to conduct the exercise.

It noted that registration and examination dates are not fixed arbitrarily but through a consensus of opinions of the Federal Ministry of Education and examination agencies. Hence, before the commencement of registration or examination for any given year, all public examinations bodies are invited to a roundtable where they are expected to agree on the timetable of activities for each examination agency and which must be strictly adhered to.

It noted that the announcement became necessary because of the drop in the number of candidates coming forward to register in spite of the capacity of the Board to register more daily.

‘’By this announcement, the Board is urging prospective candidates who desire to register for the 2022/23 UTME/DE to come out to register as they have only two weeks to do so as no extension would be granted after the close of registration.

The general public is to note that it is practically impossible for the Board to even contemplate any extension of registration as sister examination bodies such as WAEC NECO and NABTEB, have their allotted time which the Board cannot usurped’’.

Editing by Daniel Adejo