The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there may be no extension of the registration deadline for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, said this while monitoring registrations in some Lagos centres on Friday.

He said almost 600,000 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates had been registered.

The registration started across the country on February 19 and will be concluded on March 26.

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The registrar noted that, with the level of progress made already, he did not foresee the need for an extension.

“More than 55,000 have registered today alone and we had expected at least 50,000 to register as of today. But for disruptions witnessed in some of these centres, it is possible to register even 100,000 candidates in a day,” he said.

“Our target is to make sure that about 100,000 are able to register in a day (nationwide). Therefore, so far, I must say I am very satisfied with the registration exercise nationwide.

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“The development gladdens my heart because it shows that we are on course, despite the few glitches witnessed in the registration exercise in some centres, there has been huge progress made.

“We have hardly had complaint concerning the code 55019, where candidates should send their NIN numbers to, after following the laid down steps.

“We even introduced the 66019, another code, and I must tell you that we have not even used that one; it has been redundant.”

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