Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations JAMB, revealed on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bwari, FCT that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has so far registered 600, 000 candidates for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country.
According to him, it is wrong for any person to also think that there is inadequacy in the number of centres stipulated to register candidates for the UTME.
“We have already registered 600, 000 candidates since sales of form began March 20, how can there be inadequate centres or lack of manpower, when we have more than 400 centres.
“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.