The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended its 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration by one week.The extension began from Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
However, the sale of ePINs will end on February 20, while the UTME registration ends on Wednesday, February 22.
According to the board, the extension is due to the failure of candidate to get cash and the difficulty in using electronic channel to purchase ePINs.
The Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin in a statement on Wednesday, said at the close of the sale of ePINs on Tuesday, 1,527,068 candidates had succesfully registered for the 2023 UTME exercise, including the 168,748 candidates, who indicated their interest to take the Mock-UTME.
“With this, it was possible to register all desiring candidates within the space of a few days. However, less than 50,000 candidates were turning up for registration which is less than the installed registration capacity.
“Surprisingly, in the last two days before the closing date, the pace picked up remarkably with over a hundred thousand candidates registering on a daily basis.
“It has, as a consequence, granted this extension to ensure that all candidates who desire to register for the 2023 UTME are given the opportunity to do so expecially when the extant challenges are not of their own making,” Benjamin added.