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JAMB Extends 2023 UTME Registration By One Week

The Joint Administration Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the extension of its 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) registration by one week.

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The Joint Administration Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the extension of its 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) registration by one week.

VerseNews reports that the one week extension according to the board commenced on Wednesday February 15 and will end on Wednesday February 22 2023.

The extension details that the sales of ePINS will end on Monday February 20 and the registration ends February 22.

According to the JAMB’s Head, Affairs and Protocol, Febian Benjamin who made the announcement, the extension is to ensure that all candidates who desire to sit for the 2023 UTME are registered.

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He added that at the close of the sale of ePINs on Tuesday, 14th February, 2023, 1,527,068 candidates had successfully registered for the 2023 UTME exercise inclusive of the 168,748, who indicated their interest to take the Mock-UTME.

Interested candidates are also encouraged to make cash available within the period for their registration.

The Board said: “Obtain cash readily within the stipulated period. It has, as a consequence, granted this extension to ensure that all candidates who desire to register for the 2023 UTME”

“Furthermore, the Board, as a responsive and proactive agency, took cognisance of the reports from across the country indicating some difficulties being faced by many Nigerians in using their electronic channels to purchase the ePINs”

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“However, less than fifty thousand candidates were turning up for registration which is less than the installed registration capacity. Surprisingly, in the last two days before the closing date, the pace picked up remarkably with over a hundred thousand candidates”

“It should also be noted that the Board, based on its projections, had expanded its capacity to register up to a hundred thousand candidates per day. With this, it was possible to register all desiring candidates within the space of a few days.”

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