The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there may be no extension of registration deadline for candidates, for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede dropped the hint while monitoring the registration exercise in some centres on Friday, in Lagos.
According to him, feelers reaching the board from states across the country reveal that the exercise has been seamless, hence there may be no room for an extension.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that registration started across the country on Saturday, Feb. 19 and will be concluded on March 26.
“We are not expecting any extension. I want to say that we are very happy with the way the exercise has been going, two weeks after it started.
More than 55,000 have already registered today alone and we had expected at least 50,000 to register as at today, nationwide. But for the few disruptions witnessed in some of these centres, it is possible to register even 100,000 candidates in a day.
“Our target is to make sure that about 100,000 are able to register in a day. Therefore, so far,
I must say I am very satisfied with the registration exercise nationwide.
“The development gladdens my heart because it shows that we are on course, despite the few glitches witnessed in the registration exercise in some centres, there has been a huge progress made,” he stated.
He said that in all, almost 600,000 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates had been registered, noting that with the level of progress made already, coupled with the seamless, process, he did not foresee the need for an extension of the exercise.
“We have hardly had complaint concerning the code 55019, where candidates should send their NIN numbers to, after following the laid down steps.
“We even introduced the 66019, another code, and I must tell you that we have not even used that one; it has been redundant.
“That goes to show you that 55019 is working and is still working. Any candidate having issues with it must be a self-inflicted one, on his or her part.