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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 an extension of the 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 candidates that have registered within these five weeks as I said, is unprecedented and given that most registration centres are empty now, we believe intending candidates have registered.”

JAMB, according to Prof. Oloyede, also officially proposed March 14 to April 4, 2020, as the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, UTME dates

The JAMB board also disclosed that February 18th, 2020, was slated for mock examination which usually comes before the main UTME examinations.

But JAMB’s Mock examinations are always optional for candidates.

The nation’s tertiary institutions examination body had earlier announced that only candidates with National Identification Number, NIN, would be registered for the 2020 UTME.


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  1. At least jamb should please consider the D.E students
    Some candidates are yet to register for D.E
    There should be a postponement for registration of D.E only


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