The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has dismissed fixing dates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board also confirmed the registration of over 1.8 million candidates at the close of registration on February 21.
This was disclosed by the Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Thursday.
He noted that the registration which commenced on Feb 10 finally closed on Feb 25 to accommodate some candidates who had acquired the pin but were unable to register before Feb. 21.
He added that the registration was without hitches at various accredited registration centres across the country
Benjamin said, “We have concluded the registration and we recorded over 1.8 million candidates for the UTME this year.
“Registration closed on Feb. 21, when we stopped the pin vending for the exercise.
“However, some candidates who had acquired the pin but were unable to register before Feb. 21, due to one reason or the other, were allowed to do so till 12 midnight, Feb. 25.
“The registration finally closed on Feb. 25, he said. The JAMB spokesman dismissed rumours in some quarters that candidates could start printing their examination notification slip from March 2.
“This is misleading and absolutely not correct. Let me sound it clearly that the board has not come up with any date for both the examination and the printing of examination notification slip for candidates.
“The board will announce the date for the 2019 UTME soon.
“As it is now, no date has been fixed yet for both the examination and the printing of examination notification slip.
“The examination slips are usually printed, two weeks to the main examination, but that is only after when the examination date has been fixed.
“There is no way anybody can print examination notification slip when the examination date, itself, has not been fixed.”
He submitted that members of the public would be kept in the know about the date for the examination and printing of examination notification slip.
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