Latest JAMB news reaching us today is that more than 2.1 million candidates have registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) which is scheduled to commence between March 14th and to end April 4th, 2020.
The UTME board share this update, disclosing that a total of 47 Computer-Based Test centers has also been suspended in Nigeria over extortions, technical issues, and other infractions that the board deems unfit.
Over two million, one hundred (2.1 million) candidates have been confirmed by the Joint Admission Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB) authorities, to have registered for the forthcoming 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry examination.
According to a bulletin released by the board, over 1.9 million candidates registered for UTME, while about 200,000 candidates registered for Direct Entry.
The 2020 JAMB registrations started on Monday, the 13th of January, 2020 and ends in February across the country.
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We were able to verify that the UTME board gave candidates, January 13th to 17th February, 2020 for registration, and have already registered up to 2.1 million candidates after the deadline given to candidates.
You should be aware that in 2019, UTME recorded that over 1.8 million candidates registered for the examination within and outside the country.
Speaking on this issue, the JAMB Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the figures on Saturday, where he also disclosed another two CBT centers were suspended on Saturday and added to make a total of 47 CBT centers that have been suspended so far.
He said and we quote below:
“JAMB have about 2.1 million candidates registered. We still have more than two weeks of registration. A lot of arrests have been made concerning fraudulent CBT centers and the arrests are ongoing. Just today, we had two more centers suspended. That brings the total of CBT centers suspended to 47.”
The JAMB spokesperson further disclosed that when you look at the 47 centers which were suspended, you have 38 suspended for cyber frauds, and nine centers suspended for extortions and technical issues.”
You should note that the UTME board had in December, warned candidates not to pay more than N700 (Seven hundred naira) to CBT centers for the UTME registration, disclosing that candidates would take an optional mock examination on the 18th of February 2020.