Education

UTME Applicants Protest Registration Closure, Call for Extension

Some Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME applicants in Ibadan have staged a peaceful protest at Radio Nigeria Dugbe, Ibadan.

The UTME candidates who were protesting the delay in the release of their profile code and the closure of e- pin and UTME registration chanted solidarity songs over their predicament.


Three of the applicants, Maxwell Obi, Precious Nwamako and  Okoro Joshua said prior to the registration deadline given by the joint admissions and matriculation board, jamb,  several efforts were made to generate both the profile code and e-pin which they said cost them between 5,000naira and 6,000naira.


They appealed to the federal government to extend the UTME registration deadline to enable them to participate in the 2022 matriculation examination.

Reacting to the development, Jamb Spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the registration for UTME has closed adding that several campaigns and conferences were held to notify members of the public of the resolve of jamb not to extend the registration.

Dr. Benjamin advised the affected candidate to always comply with JAMB registration guidelines.

 Rotimi Famakin

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