The Head of Public Relations JAMB, Fabian Benjamin in an interview with newsmen today disclosed that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has so far registered 600, 000 candidates for the 2017 UTME.
He further stated emphatically that JAMB will not be extending the deadline for the registration of 2017 UTME candidates.
He noted that some candidates were clamoring for the extension of the deadline due to some irregularities witnessed in the first few days the registration commenced but JAMB has already put measure in place to make the registration easier for candidates and forestall regularities in the registration process.
He mentioned that it is wrong for any one to say that the reason for the delay in the registration process is due to the fact that accredited CBT centres nationwide are not enough to register 2017 UTME candidates.
“There is no such delay as alleged by some candidates, the issue here is that plenty people are registering for the UTME at the same time.
“The internet is working, if it is not working how then we arrived at the total of 600, 000 that have so far been duly registered.
“Large numbers of applicants seeking to register for UTME go to the Banks allocated for the exercise that is why there seem to be some form of delays and irregularities.
“Before we used three banks and now it is 15 banks because the period is short, but we are not going to extend the registration period, before deadline every candidate will register,” he said.