JAMB hints at this year’s UTME postponement
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has hinted at the possible postponement of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for this year due to difficulties being experienced by the candidates in their effort to register.
The registrar of JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede disclosed on Friday during a virtual meeting with stakeholders that have more than 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest in our examination but are yet to receive their details.
He said the decision to either postpone or continue the examination slated to hold between June 5 and 19 would be taken later on Friday at a meeting billed to hold with concerned individuals and institutions.
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The registrar confirmed that the mock examination that is slated for May 20, will go on as scheduled.
Oloyede said; “We are here to commend you and also to apologise to you for putting you through some hardships, especially in your efforts to register. Most of these things are outside our purview. They have to do with government policies and we have little or no control over them.
“While the mock examination will go on as scheduled we cannot say the same of the main examination. This is primarily because of NIN. We have more than 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest in our examination but are yet to receive their details.” he said.