The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says not less than 1.8 million candidates would be registered for the 2019 UTME by the end of the registration scheduled for February 21st, 2019
Dr Fabian Benjamin, The Boards Head, Media and Information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, 17th of February, 2019 in Lagos expressed his satisfaction at the ongoing registration exercise nationwide, saying that so far, it had been smooth with little or no hiccups.
NAN reports that this year’s all Computer Based Test (CBT) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration of candidates commenced on February 10th, 2019.
According to an official bulletin of the board issued on Sunday, it said that over 1.6 million candidates had registered for the examination between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15, nationwide, with Lagos recording the highest, with 234,259 candidates and that preparations for the successful conduct of the examination scheduled to commence few weeks from now is in top gear.
Also contained in the bulletin is the restatement of the unlikely extension of the registration deadline by the board and the following information regarding the exam.
Candidates would commence the reprinting of their examination notification slips two weeks to the examination date.
On the examination slip are candidates schedule for the examination, date, time and centre, as well as other necessary information about the examination.
Two weeks to the commencement of the examination, candidates will have their slips placed on their profiles.
However, in the event where candidates could not access their slip, such candidates can visit the boards service portal,on www.jamb.org.ngto print the slip, the bulletin stated.
It also said that messages would as well be sent to candidates, informing them on when to reprint their e-slip.
According to the bulletin, the processes are all automated to keep candidates abreast of developments, just as messages will be sent to all candidates informing them on when to print their e-slip.
The bulletin warned candidates against coming into the examination halls with prohibited items such as wrist watches, telephones and others.
It re-assured candidates that the board was working round the clock to guarantee their full participation during the examination.