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JAMB Registrar reacts to Reps position on extension of UTME registration

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The Registrar​,​ Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede,​ has commented on the demand of the House of Representatives for extension of UTME registration.

He promised to comply if ​s​ummoned to clarify what had been responsible for the challenges of registration being experienced by candidates.

“If I am invited, who am I not to answer them? I will honour their invitation because they are our employers”, ​Oloyede told journalists Wednesday evening after inspecting some registration centres in Abuja​.

He​ confirmed the registration of 871,576 candidates so far for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).​

According to him, the target of the organisation was to register 1.4 million candidates for the UTME in 2017.

Oloyede ​reiterated that no candidate would be left out of the registration process despite having a week before the end of the exercise.

He said, “About 871, 576 candidates have been registered as at today (Wednesday evening). We are going to 1, 467, 000 candidates. What remains is 595,647 and we still have a whole week.

“No candidate will be left unattended to at the closing of this exercise. You do not want me to extend just for the sake of extension because I monitor on my screen.

“​That is why there is a difference between the closing date for registration and the closing date for sale. By the time we sell, we will know how many that have bought but have not registered.”

The JAMB Registrar also said arrangements would be made for physically challenged candidates to write the examination.

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