The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) sold 1.6 million registration documents for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as at Tuesday.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos that the board commenced the sales of the document on December 6, 2017 and was originally scheduled to close last Tuesday.
However, the board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, announced extension of the documents sales to tomorrow in attempt to accommodate candidates who failed to register within the two months window.
According to Benjamin, this year’s registration for the examination has proven to be one of the best in recent times.
“As at the close of work on Thursday, I can comfortably say that we have registered close to 1.6 million candidates for the examination.
“This year’s registration too can be adjudged as one of the best in recent times as it has been smooth, hitch and rancour-free,”Benjamin said.