Ishaq Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says applicants can still register for the ongoing United Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Oloyede, who made this statement in during his visit to a CBT centre in Lagos, said he got a mandate from the senate few weeks ago to increase the UTME registration period by one month, which would lapse on May 28 when the board will finally close its registration portal.
“As I speak, we have registered additional 1,100 candidates,” he said.
But JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, told NAN on Friday that the registration has only been extended “for those who had pins but couldn’t register as at May 5, when we closed registration”.
“The Board has closed registration and there is no plan to extend the date. These categories of Nigerians are allowed to register and a date will be set aside for them to write their examination,” he said.
The registrar had also said that out of the 1,648,429 million candidates writing the ongoing UTME, the results of 1,048,914 have been released.
“As at today, 1,648,429 are taking our examination and we have released the result of 1,048,914. That is the result we have released up till yesterday.
“On the first day, we released the results of Sunday because anything you call CBT, the results are ready, but for environmental reasons, we did not release the results immediately.
“That is to ensure we go through the CCTV camera to see whether there are report of malpractice and prevent the situation whereby those who do not pass become agitated at the CBT centres.
“We have released the results of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and we are going to release today’s result before 12 midnight. This morning, the results of 30,046 will be released.”
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