The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks.
The registration will now close on June 19 instead of original scheduled June 5, while the examination will is also hold from June 19 to July 3.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, had earlier raised the possibility of the extension on Friday during a virtual meeting with UTME committee members.
He cited, for the extension, the inability of at least 600,000 candidates to register for the examination despite indicating interest.
About 1.1 million candidates have already registered for the examination, according to JAMB.
“There is a need to give everyone the opportunity,” Professor Oloyede said on Friday.
The examination body had mandated candidates to have a National Identification Number (NIN) to be able to register for the examination.
Prof Oloyede expressed hope that the two-week extension will provide an opportunity for more candidates to register for the examination.
The decision to extend the registration, according to JAMB Registrar was the outcome of a two-day stakeholders’ meeting of the body’s board in Abuja.