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Over 1.6million candidates for2019 UTME



As JAMB registration ends today

NOT less than 1.6 million candidates would be registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the end of the registration exercise  today,  the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)  has said. 
JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, made it known to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.
He expressed satisfaction with the ongoing registration exercise nationwide, adding that so far, it had been smooth with little or no hitches.
However, an official bulletin of the board tagged ‘jambulletin’ issued on Sunday, said over 1.6 million candidates had registered for the examination between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15 nationwide, with Lagos recording the highest, with 234,259 candidates.
The bulletin further said that, “preparations for the successful conduct of the examination scheduled to commence few weeks from now is in top gear. Candidates would commence the reprinting of their examination notification slips two weeks to the examination date.
The bulletin further states, that, “on the examination slip are candidates’ schedule for the examination, date, time and centre, as well as other necessary information about the examination. Two weeks to the commencement of the examination, candidates will have their slips placed on their profiles.”
Moreover, “in the event where candidates could not access their slip, such candidates can visit the board’s service portal on to print the slip,” the bulletin stated.
JAMB warned candidates against coming into the examination halls with prohibited items such as wrist watches,
It disclosed that messages would be sent to candidates, informing them on when to reprint their e-slip and that the processes are all automated to keep candidates abreast of developments. The board will also send messages to all candidates informing them on when to print their e-slip.



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