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JAMB Records 1.9 Million Registered Candidates For 2020 Examination

Ahead of the board’s Monday registration deadline, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that about 1.9 million candidates registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board recorded an estimated 1.8 million candidates in 2019.

JAMB also urged candidates to reject admissions not done on its official letter headed paper, even as it cautioned institutions to stop offering admissions to applicants through their own portals.

JAMB’s head of press and public relations ,Fabian Benjamin, told newsmen at a press conference on Sunday , that the figure represents the highest the board has ever recorded since its inception in 1978.

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Benjamin explained,: “The registration closes on Monday night. As I speak to you, we have registered over 1.9million.

“That is the highest we have ever had in the 41-year history of the board.

“Right now, we have surpassed the last year’s statistics at 1.8million. That is to tell you that nobody has an excuse for why he or she could not register.

“On the February 18 mock, we have put everything in place. Our workers who are deployed for the exercise are already on the field.

“And as you are aware, the essence of the mock is to test the readiness of our facilities and also give the candidates the opportunity to have a hands-on experience on the computers.”

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JAMB had earlier suspended the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for registration of 2020 candidates after many had decried the difficulty they faced undergoing the procedure.