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JAMB registers over 1.1 million candidates for 2023 UTME, registration still closes on February 14th

JAMB registers over 1.1 million candidates for 2023 UTME, registration still closes on February 14th

Over 1.16 million candidates have reportedly already registered for the upcoming 2023 UTME registration, according to JAMB. Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB, said this while on a monitoring tour of various CBT centers in Abuja on Saturday.

Prof. Oloyede emphasized that the registration period for the 2023 UTME will not be extended and issued a caution to centers about candidate extortion.

Oloyede cautioned centers against using candidates as bargaining chips. The fact that some colleges are charging applicants up to N30,000 to register for the UTME made Oloyede frown.

UTME is not a school-based examination, it’s individual candidates and you can see what some schools are doing collecting N30,000 from candidates in the name of JAMB and then ending up mixing up the telephone number of the candidates.

“So once they keep the telephone number of candidates it is unlikely that the candidates when we are contacting them to make a change in their timetable, you send a text to them and it will not get to them,” he said.

“And that is a way of extorting the parents and we will take adequate steps to make sure that we stop that,” he said.

“We will tell every CBT center to stop doing bulk purchases of PIN and bulk registration.

Oloyede urged candidates to report cases of extortion, saying that there was a code for candidates to reach the board when they come across any case of extortion while promising there would be a reward for such actions.

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