In its 41 years of existence, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has recorded the highest number of registrations ever with over 1,900,000 candidates already registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
As the registration for the examination closes by midnight on Monday (today), the board said that more candidates are still expected to register today before the deadline expires. It also said that this year’s registration has surpassed last year’s record of 1,800,000.
The UTME is expected to be conducted between March 14 and April 4 while an optional mock examination will be conducted all over the country on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to ascertain the readiness of the CBT centers and also allow candidates become familiar with the examination.
Confirming this record-breaking number in an interview, the board’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, explained that this year’s registration is the highest ever in the history of the board.
He said, “The registration closes on Monday night. As I speak to you, we have registered over 1.9 million candidates. That is the highest we have ever had in the 41-year history of the board. Right now, we have surpassed last year’s statistics of 1.8million. That is to tell you that nobody has an excuse of why he or she could not register.”