As a result of ceaseless protests by prospective candidates who have not been able to complete their registration for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced the reopening of the portal for a period of 48 hours. In a statement issued Tuesday by the board’s Director of Media and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the portal which was reopened at exactly 12 midnight on Tuesday, February 23, will be closed by same time on Thursday, February 25.
He, however, insisted that there would be no opportunity for fresh registration but for only candidates who had initiated registration process before the February 5 deadline. “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board hereby direct all candidates who have initiated the process of registration for the 2016 UTME but couldn’t upload and complete their registration process as at Friday 5th February, 2016 to do so within 48 hours starting from 12 midnighton Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, when the website will be opened to 12 midnight on Thursday 25th February, 2016 when the website will be closed. “The Board wishes to state that the directive doesn’t cover fresh registration but only those who had either done offline registration or visited our website but could not submit,” the statement reads in part. It would be recalled that JAMB had earlier insisted that there would be no extension but the pressure from the candidates and other stakeholders in the education sector had compelled JAMB to reconsider its position.