The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given the statistics so far for candidates registration, saying over 1.9 million prospective candidates for its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with a few hours to the end of the exercise.
The board’s head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Lagos.
This year’s registration for the examination commenced on Monday, Jan. 13 and will be concluded on Feb. 17.
“Let me state clearly here that there will be no extension for the registration of candidates for both the UTME and the direct entry (DE) as being speculated in some quarters.
“Registration for this year’s examination ends by 12 midnight of Feb. 17, and that will be it for this year. I like to say that the board is pleased with the way the exercise has gone so far and with this, we have registered over 1.9 million candidates. We have never recorded such a number before.
“Without doubt, this figure is the highest that the board has ever recorded in the history of its examination.
“We are equally happy as a board that we keep improving everyday in a bid to ensure effective management of our operations,” he stated.