The year 2022 has proven to be quite different from previous years in almost all ramifications, and may likely be different too regarding JAMB registration date deadline extension. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) management has revealed that they may likely NOT extend the registration deadline for candidates participating in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
JAMB disclosed that they are happy with the huge level of progress experienced nationwide, describing the examination process as “smooth and seamless”.
The examination body further stated that because of this, it is on course to meet its daily target of 100,000 registrations despite the minor disruptions witnessed in some of its registration centres across the nation.
JAMB’s Registrar, Professor Is’haq Oloyede, disclosed that almost 600,000 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates had been registered, and coupled with the smooth process experienced by candidates, there’s no reason why the board should extend the registration exercise.
The JAMB Boss hinted there may likely be no extension in the 2022 JAMB registration.
Oloyede in his statement revealed and I quote below: “We are not expecting any JAMB registration extension after the deadline. I want to say that we are very happy with the way the exercise has been going, two weeks after it started and everything is running smoothly.
“More than 55,000 candidates have already registered today alone and we had expected at least 50,000 to register before the day runs out. Aside the minor disruptions experienced in some of these centres, it is possible to register even 100,000 candidates in a day.
“JAMB’s target is to have about 100,000 candidate’s registration daily. Therefore, so far, I must say I am very satisfied with the registration exercise nationwide.’’
Measures introduced by JAMB to Ensure Smooth, Seamless registration for candidates.
Professor Ishaq emphasized on the various measures introduced by the examination body to provide aspiring candidates with a hitch-free, smooth registration by the UTME/DE candidates for the examination.
The Jamb Boss further disclosed that aside the 55019 shortcode used by candidates for registration with hardly any complaints, the examination board also introduced the 66019 code, which these candidates have hardly used for registration.
He said that JAMB has discussed major service providers in Nigeria to forestall any further disruption candidates are likely to experience during Registration, further stating that Airtel are already on board with expansion and MTN is likely to come with its own expansion too.
He said, “We have hardly had complaint concerning the code 55019, where candidates should send their NIN numbers to, after following the laid down steps.
“Its surprising that most candidates are not aware that we even introduced the 66019, another code, and I must tell you that we have not even used that one; it has been redundant.
“That goes to show you that 55019 is working smoothly without any issue. Any candidate having issues with it must be a self-inflicted one, on his or her part. It’s likely they didn’t follow the JAMB registration instructions.
“Honestly, there has never been a UTME year where candidate’s has experienced this smooth registration. So, now, we are having capacity problem, apparently, which started day before yesterday.
“We hope in the next few hours, the few technical hitches currently being experienced will be taken care of and we will be able to have the exercise run smoothly.’’
What you should know about JAMB 2022 Exam.
- JAMB Examination Date and Closing Date for 2022 Released Online – jamb.org.ng.
- Sales of JAMB UTME Application/Registration Form for 2022 Begins 19th February
According to JAMB timetable, registration exercise for the 2022 UTME/DE commenced on Saturday, February 19 and will end on Saturday, 26th March. While the main examination is scheduled to start May 6th, and ends on 16th May, 2022.
As is the new custom of the Prof. Ishaq regime, there’s always a JAMB MOCK Examination. All candidates interested in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock examination should note that the exam has been scheduled to hold on April 9, and no longer on April 16 as earlier scheduled.
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