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JAMB registers over 1.1m candidates for 2023 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that over 1.16 million tertiary institutions admission seekers have so far been registered to sit for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede stated this on Saturday, during a monitoring tour of some CBT centres in Abuja.

He said the Board would not extend deadline for the 2023 Unified UTME registration, and warned centers against extortion of candidates.

It would be recalled that the sale of the 2023 UTME commenced on Saturday,14th January, 2023, and is set to close on Tuesday, 14th February, 2023.

The JAMB Registrar noted that, “Registration is going on well except for some of the schools.

“UTME is not a school based examination, it’s individual candidates and you can see what that school, Stella maris is doing, collecting N30,000 from candidates in the name of JAMB and then end up missing up the telephone number of the candidates”

So once they keep the telephone number of candidates, it is unlikely that the candidates gets information when we are contacting them to make changes in their timetable, as they don’t have access to it.”

And that is a way of extorting the parents and we will take adequate steps to make sure that we stop that.

One of the reasons we tell evey CBT center to stop doing bulk purchase of pin and bulk registration. if a center sells more than one pin to a source or collect money for more than one pin from a source then we will sanction such center.

He urged candidates to report cases of extortion, saying that there is a code for candidates to reach the board when they come across any case of extortion, while promising a reward for such act.

Reporting by Daniel Adejo, editing by Chinasa Ossai & Julian Osamoto