600,000 Candidates Have Made Failed Attempts To Register For UTME Over NIN Issues –Registrar


The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, Prof. Is’aq Oloyede says 600,000 people have failed in their attempts to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination because they have issues with the National Identity Number.

Oloyede said the board would take the decision whether to extend the registration period and change the date of the UTME or not.

He said this during a  zoom meeting.  “Presently, we have 1.2million candidates that have registered but we expect 1.9million. 600,000 candidates had made attempt to register but because of NIN they could not. We want to do an appraisal of all the issues to know if we are extending registration or not.

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“Extending registration may not be the solution if we found out that we can give 80 per cent of those who have made attempt another password, then there will be no need to extend registration.

“We have to determine where the problem is coming before we can say we are extending. After today, we will address the press tomorrow on the outcome of the meeting on the main examination date and registration. We want to assess what is happening.”





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