The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the closure of the sale of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms on Thursday, February 21st.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Head of Media identified as Dr Fabian Benjamin informed reporters in Abuja that the sales of the forms, ended on Thursday, February 21st.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the head of media in JAMB, however, stated that the online registration was still ongoing.
In his statement, Dr Fabian Benjamin said:
“This is because some people earlier bought e-pins for the exams but were unable to register before now, so we are monitoring them online and would avail them the opportunity to register. “Therefore, we cannot give the exact figure of the registered candidates for now until this is over. ”
Benjamin further stressed that the registration would continue until the board decides to end it.
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According to reports, JAMB had earlier commenced the sale and online registration of 2019 to 2020 UTME forms on Jan. 10 and was scheduled to end on Thursday, Feb. 21.
When the issue of rescheduled dates for both the mock and main examinations was being brought up, the head of media in JAMB, Fabian Benjamin made it clear that the board was yet to decide on a new date but would give updates as soon as they have concluded and decided on a new date.
According to several reports, it is seen that the board considered rescheduling the initial dates for the examination because of the shift of dates for the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) few hours to the commencement of the polls.
Also, while speaking on the suspension of 17 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the country, Fabian Benjamin, assured that the suspension would not, in any way, affect the process of the examinations as the board had over 700 accredited centers across the country.