2017 UTME: JAMB Urges Candidates To Crosscheck Data


Following the closure of registration for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, on Friday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has urged candidates to crosscheck their registration details and make necessary corrections before midnight Saturday, April 6.

JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, said this during an interview on Saturday in Lagos, adding that the platform for corrections and adjustments will be closed by midnight on Saturday.

Benjamin noted that all is set for the successful conduct of the 2017 UTME exercise on Saturday May 13, across 633 centres throughout the federation He pointed out that the need for candidates to crosscheck their registration details was to ensure total inclusiveness as JAMB does intends to ensure that no candidate was left out during the examination for one reason or another.

“All candidates who desire to do any change on their registration details are urged to do so today as the platform closes finally by 9 p.m. of Saturday May 6,” Benjami said.

“We are giving all the candidates the last chance to ensure that everyone is carried along and provided with equal opportunity.



    “We also want to avoid a situation whereby candidates will have cause to complain of one incident or the other just before the commencement of the examination,’’ he added said.

    Recall that JAMB had accused one of Nigeria’s largest telecommunications companies, MTN, of sabotage after poor services by the company nearly led to the abortion of mock UTME exams at one of the centres in Abuja.

    JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede had claimed that there was no MTN network in the area throughout the duration of the mock exams.

    But in another statement the JAMB boss said all was set and all that its partners had committed to a hitch-free exercise come May 13.

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