- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given a grace of 24 hours for candidates to complete their registration
- The candidates concerned are those who had started registration processes and had paid and procured the registration e-pins before close of sales
- The board said it will not entertain any complaints from candidates who fail to complete their registration exercise
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given 24 hours to candidates who have obtained their pins to complete their registration.
The board gave the instruction in a statement to announce the close of sales of forms for 2108 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the statement was issued by JAMB’s Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, on Tuesday, February 13, in Abuja.
According to the statement, the examination board noted that it would not entertain any complaints from candidates who fail to complete their registration exercise.
Benjamin said the extension applied to candidates who had initiated registration processes and had paid and procured the registration e-pins but could not register at the close of sales.
The statement reads: “Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board wishes to inform the general public that the sale of 2018 UTME application is closed.
“However, the public is urged to note that all candidates who paid and obtained pins and could not unsuccessfully register at the close of sale are allowed to quickly within 24hrs complete their registration as no complaints would be entertained afterwards.
“For purposes of emphasis, this applies to only candidates who had initiated registration processes and have paid and procured the registration e-pins but could not register at the close of sales.
“Take note that candidates are not to generate any profile codes (55019) for the purpose of 2018 UTME registration as doing so would have no effect and a waste of time and resources. Profile codes generation through 55019 will only be used for Direct Entry Registration which is still ongoing.
“The Board commenced the sale of the 2018 UTME registration on the 6th of December, 2017 and was to close on the 6th of February, 2018 but extended to 11th of February, 2018.
“At the close of pin vending, a total of 1,662,818 candidates paid and obtained the e-pins while 1,650,547 had successfully registered for the 2018 UTME. The difference is the numbers outstanding who have not registered but are holding the e-pins and are now allowed to register within 24hrs."
NAIJ.com previously reported that the JAMB said about 1.6 million registration forms for the 2018 UTME were sold, two days to the end of the exercise.
Benjamin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, February 9, in Lagos.
However, the board’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on February 6, announced the extension of sales to Sunday, February 11, in an attempt to accommodate candidates who failed to register within the two-month window.
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