Over 300,000 candidates have been registered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in one week.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Board’s Head, Media and Information, made the declaration to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Lagos.
GCFRNG recalls the board had earlier stated that the registration which started a week ago on Jan.10, would close on Feb. 21, 2019.
Benjamin said the registration process has been hitch-free and noted that the board is happy about it.
“We are happy with the way the process is going; we hope it will continue this way.
“So far, we have registered over 300,000 candidates as at Thursday.
“We are happy there have not been issues because so far, there is just a tiny gap between the number of candidates that have acquired the e-pin and that of those that have registered,” he said.
Meanwhile JAMB had insisted that all candidates with issues of biometrics must go over to Abuja for it to be rectified.
“I want to reiterate the fact that only the Registrar of the board has the sole right to attend to such issues.
“Any candidate who may have issues with the capturing of his or her finger prints at their respective points of registration will need to come down to our office in Abuja.
“This will require the Chief Executive to do it himself for the purpose of security,”Benjamin said.
This, however, was contrary to calls by some stakeholders urging the board to set up special centres in every state of the country to tackle such issues.