2022 UTME: JAMB registers 1.8 million candidates at end of exercise


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says 1, 837, 011 candidates were registered at the end of its 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board, which disclosed this in its Weekly Bulletin on Monday in Abuja, said that the figure included the Direct Entry (DE) candidates.

Newsmen report that the board’s 2022 registration commenced on Feb.19 and ended on March 26.

The board has also scheduled its examinations to hold from May 6 to May 16.

Jamb also added that N238, 105, 700 cumulative amount derived from the regulated N700 service charges from the fifth week of the exercise had been remitted to its accredited Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres.

Newsmen recall that the board had earlier banned the use of cash in all its accredited CBT centres during the exercise.

It directed all candidates to pay the service charges to the e-PIN vendors along with the N3, 500 application fees, which it remits to the centres on a weekly basis proportional to the number of candidates they register.

The board, however, said that payments of the accumulated sum to all centres excluded JAMB-owned CBT centres.

Source: Sahara Reporters.