[Abuja] The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the registration which was scheduled to hold for six weeks will not occur for on month, as such registration ends on April 19.
This was disclosed by the Head of Information of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, yesterday.
Based on several reports by candidates who had described the process of getting registered as cumbersome and frustrating as they had to queue as early as 2 or 3 a.m. in some cases in banks just to acquire pins, the examination body has adopted the use of up to 15 banks.
He added that the derivation of pins through Remita has been introduced to help students derive their pins more comfortably, as the plan is to ensure that all eligible candidate registers before the deadline.
“We appreciate the fact that the sales of the UTME for 2017 which is hitherto set to last for six weeks has been reduced to one month.
“This was done in the interest of the candidates as it was to ensure that the challenges candidates are going through are resolved,” he said.
“To further cushion the effect of these challenges, we have decided to bring the Remitta mode on board.
“Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes.
“So, aside the banks and NIPOST, candidates can now purchase the pins through Remita,” Mr. Benjamin said in a statement.
Also, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, had announced the arrest of about 25 persons throughout the country for extortion and illegally selling registration materials to the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, candidates.
Speaking on this development, he said that while JAMB will continue to work with security units, Nigerians in their part, should be careful with who they deal.
“We again urge Nigerians particularly anxious candidates not to fall prey to unsuspecting and dubious individuals who parade themselves as agents of JAMB with the intention to defraud them.
“The board’s e-brochures and syllabus are on the CD to be given out to candidates and it is free and available as a guide to candidates to have a hitch-free registration exercise,” he said.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg