2022 UTME: Over 500,000 candidates have so far registered, says JAMB

Written by on March 4, 2022

OVER 500,000 tertiary institutions admission seekers have so far registered to sit for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said.The board which disclosed this, Thursday, through its registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, said its target was to register a total of 1.5 million candidates before its deadline fixed for March 26, 2022.

Oloyede, who spoke while monitoring the registration exercise in Bwari, Abuja, said the board also plans to register at least 50,000 candidates per day.

Açcording to him, it has succeeded in registering about 70,000 two days ago, adding that the exercise has been mostly successful and 99 per cent of the problems encountered by candidates were self-inflicted because they played into the hands of fraudsters.

While appealing to noncandidates to keep off registration centres, he urged parents to allow their children to read the registration instructions and follow, warning candidates not to divulge their codes to third parties as fraudsters could use them to manipulate their profiles to their own detriment.

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