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2017 UTME: Candidates cry for extension but sorry,…..JAMB says NO!

Some prospective candidates have asked for the extension of the 2017
UTME registration describing the process as very slow, cumbersome,
expensive and stressful.

Some of the candidates who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, in
separate interviews in Kaduna and Kano, called on JAMB to extend the
period for the registration.

They also called on JAMB to go back to the previous method of registration which according to them is easier and friendly.

One of the candidates who spoke lamented that he is yet to complete the
registration even after one week he commenced the process.

However, Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations JAMB claimed that about 00, 000 candidates have been registered nationwide and that JAMB will not be extending the registration deadline.

According to him, some applicants were seeking extension of the UTME
registration deadline due to irregularities in the ongoing registration
process but measures are on ground to ensure the regulated platform
could help candidates to get registered before the end of the month and
to prevent irregularities in registration.

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According to him, it is wrong for any person to also think that there is
inadequacy in the number of centres stipulated to register candidates
for the UTME.

“There is no such delay as alleged by some candidates, the issue here is
that plenty people are registering for the UTME at the same time.

“The internet is working, if it is not working how then we arrived at
the total of 600, 000 that have so far been duly registered.

“Large numbers of applicants seeking to register for UTME go to the
Banks allocated for the exercise that is why there seem to be some form
of delays and irregularities.

“Before we used three banks and now it is 15 banks because the period is
short, but we are not going to extend the registration period, before
deadline every candidate will register,” he said.


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