UTME: JAMB rules out deadline extension

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Saturday revealed that over 1.16 million admission seekers have so far registered to take the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry examinations.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, stated this on Saturday, during a monitoring tour of some computer-based test centres in Abuja.

Oloyede, during the tour visited CBT centres located at Total Child International School, Dutse; JAMB Abuja zonal office, Life Camp, Global Distance Learning Institute and Sascon International College, Abuja, respectively.

He also said that the board would not extend the deadline for the 2023 UTME registration, while warning centres against extortion of candidates.

The registration for the 2023 UTME commenced on

January 14, 2023, and is set to end on Tuesday.

But Oloyede said, “Registration is going on well except for some of these schools. UTME is not a school-based examination, it’s individual candidates and you can see what that school, Stella Maris is doing, collecting N30,000 from candidates in the name of JAMB and then end up mixing up the telephone numbers of the candidates.

“That is a way of extorting the parents and we will take adequate steps to make sure that we stop that. One of the reasons is that we will tell every CBT centre to stop doing bulk purchases of PIN and bulk registration.

“So, if a centre sells more than one PIN to a source or collects money for more than one PIN from a source then we will sanction such a centre.”

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