The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the extension of registration for 2018 UTME till midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018.
This was disclosed in a press statement issued in Abuja, by the spokesperson of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
Prompt News Online recalls that JAMB had announced two months window for prospective candidates to register for 2018 UTME running from December 6, 2017 to Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Justifying the extension, Dr Benjamin said, “JAMB as a responsive organisation has taken the decision albeit with great hesitation to accommodate candidates who failed to register within the two months window period that ended at midnight of Tuesday, 6th February, 2018.
“The failure of these candidates to register is unfortunate and the Board hastens to add that this culture of impunity will not be tolerated henceforth.
“Indeed penalty will be imposed for late registration from next session. UTME candidates are therefore strongly advised to take advantage of the extension to register as request for further extension would not be entertained.
“Registration for Direct Entry candidates however continues. For emphasis, 2018 UTME registration now closes at midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018,” statement reads.