The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced an extension of the ongoing registration exercise for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations by two weeks.
However, a cross section of candidates across the Federation has applauded extension of the ongoing registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME. The candidates said that the extension would benefit both students and candidates to prepare well for the exam.
This was even as it postponed the 2017 UTME earlier scheduled of last week Saturday, May 6, 2017. Under the new arrangements, the examination is to start on Saturday, May 13 to 20. In similar a circumstance, the board suspended its mock examination earlier slated for last Saturday 8.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s registrar, who announced the developments at a news briefing in Abuja, hinged the reason for extension of the registration period on logistic problems.
Oloyede, who could not dwell well on the logistics issues, explained that failure on the part of technical partners resulted to the developments.
He said instead of the earlier announced April 19, the deadline for the sale of forms and registration is now extended to Friday, May 5, 2017.
The board, according to the registrar, apologised to candidates and other stakeholders on the sudden changes effected.