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JAMB Records Over 1.9 Million Registered Candidates For 2020 UTME

This is the highest number of registration done in the history of the board
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JAMB Records Historic 1.9 Million Registered Candidates For UTME
JAMB Records Historic 1.9 Million Registered Candidates For

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board says that over 1.9 million candidates have registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

JAMB said on Sunday that the 1.9million was the highest number of registration done in the history of the board and would still increase as more candidates were expected to register on .

Odunews.com reports that the UTME examination has been slated between March 14 and April 4 with an optional mock examination scheduled nationwide for Tuesday, February 18.

The board’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the 1.9million registered candidates in an interview, noting that it was the highest registration in the history of the board.

He said, “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 of 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.”

 

Adelowo Adegboyega
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