With a few days to closure of registration on February 21, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has registered 1.6 million candidates.
This was disclosed in a publication of the agency, tagged ‘jambulletin’ issued on Sunday, It showed that the figure was registered between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15, nationwide, with Lagos recording the highest, with 234,259 candidates.
The registration of candidates for this year’s all Computer Based Test (CBT) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), commenced on Feb. 10.
According to the bulletin, 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.
“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 board’s service portal,on www.jamb.org.ng to 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.