The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended registration for its annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks. The UTME is also now expected to hold from June 19 to July 3.
It was initially to hold between June 5 and 19. The UTME is a computer-based standardised examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria. JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, had raised the possibility of the extension earlier on Friday during a virtual meeting with UTME committee members.
He cited, for the extension, the inability of at least 600,000 candidates to register for the examination despite indicating interest. About 1.1 million candidates have already registered for the examination, according to JAMB.
“There is a need to give everyone the opportunity,” Professor Oloyede said on Friday.