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JAMB chairman: UTME deadline may not be extended

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Chairman  of the board, Joint Admissions and matriculation Board (JAMB), Emmanuel Ndukwe, has said he doesn't foresee an extension of the registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination (UTME) beyond the February twenty one point.

Speaking while observance the ongoing registration of candidates in some pc based take a look at (CBT) Centres in Lagos, on Friday, Ndukwe urged candidates planning to take the 2019 UTME to try to to thus currently whereas there's no pressure at the centres.

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“I don’t foresee an extension. we've to stick to the date we have given to the public. If we tend to start brooding about extension, it doesn’t portray our seriousness. In a number of the places we tend to visited, they had many systems however few candidates. Let the candidates out there be conscious of the examination dates. I don’t foresee any extension of dates,” he said.

Ndukwe expressed satisfaction with what he saw at the  Ha-Shem Academy centre, Iwaya, FCE Technical Akoka centre, and the Electronic take a look at Centre (eTC), Anthony, wherever he interacted with the centre managers and candidates.

“It is seamless and that we are happy. What i have seen today has ensure that academic.  Oloyede and his technical team were very right to ban cyber cafes. i have interacted with the candidates; they're all happy and satisfied. i have to express the satisfaction of the board. how it had been last year is not how it is this year, and it'll be higher next year,” he said.

In all the centres, none was found charging quite the official fee of the examination, N3,500 in addition to N500 for the literature text, Sweet Sixteen, to be used for the examination, and N700 charged by the CBT centres for registration.

Ndukwe said any centre concerned in sharp practices would be sanctioned, stressing that jamb was right to own banned Ccber cafes because of the irregularities they engaged in.

“We praise President Muhammadu Buhari for reducing the value of registration from N5,000  to N3,500 to cater for standard people in Nigeria. folks should not notice any avenue to surcharge the candidates,” he said.

On their half, the CBT centre managers said the registration process was higher this year than previous years. At the time of the visit, the 3 centres had registered over 14,000 candidates.

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