The Joint Admission Matriculation Matriculation Board has disclosed that the registration deadline extension is only for UTME candidates with e-Pins purchased before the registration deadline of May 5th, 2017.
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who made the statement in during his visit to a CBT centre in Lagos, said he got a mandate from the senate few weeks ago to increase the UTME registration period by one month, which would lapse on May 28 when the board will finally close its registration portal.
“As I speak, we have registered additional 1,100 candidates,” he said.
But JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, told NAN on Friday that the registration has only been extended “for those who had pins but couldn’t register as at May 5, when we closed registration”.
“The Board has closed registration and there is no plan to extend the date. These categories of Nigerians are allowed to register and a date will be set aside for them to write their examination,” he said.