Following protests by thousand of would-be candidates seeking to partake in the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) over the “sudden” closure of the registration portal by the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB), the board has rescinded its earlier decision by giving a 48-hour grace period for those yet to complete the registration process.
Though the examination body had earlier refused to reopen the portal despite protests across the country, it however softened the blow by giving those who had begun the process of registration before the portals was closed, 48 hours to complete their registration.
In a three-paragraph statement released yesterday, the board said: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board hereby directs all candidates who initiated the process of registration for the 2016 UTME but could not upload and complete their registration process as at Friday, February 5, 2016, to do so within 48 hours starting from midnight on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 when the website will be opened to midnight of Thursday, February 25, 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 board wishes to state that all arrangements for the 2016 UTME have been completed and examination will commence as earlier stated, on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Candidates are also urged to print their examination slips for the schedules of their date, venue, time allotted to them and other necessary information.”
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