Reps urge JAMB to increase UTME registration by two weeks

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The Home of Representatives has urged the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, to increase the registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, examination by two weeks.

The Home additionally mandated the related Committee on Training and Legislative Compliance to implement strict compliance.

The choice of the Home was sequel to the adoption of a movement moved at plenary on Thursday by Bello Shinkafi.

Transferring the movement, the lawmaker mentioned JAMB was established by legislation to register and conduct UTME for the aim of admitting candidates into the tertiary establishments in Nigeria.

Shinkafi mentioned the 2024 UTME which commenced on fifteenth January ended on twenty sixth February 2024.

The lawmaker famous, “We’re all conscious of the painful financial state of affairs prevailing within the Nation. Consequently, many households have been constrained from registering their wards, by this timeline.”

He expressed fear that with out an extension of the registration, many candidates wouldn’t have the ability to register and take part within the train, saying meaning there wouldn’t be vast protection and participation on this yr’s UTME in Nigeria.

Shinkafi added: “Satisfied that your fast response to the extension of time by two weeks will encourage the Dad and mom of those candidates to persistently register their kids. Importantly this can re-assure the general public of the boldness on this present Administration in Nigeria.”

The Home resolved: “Home to mandate the JAMB to increase the registration for 2 weeks to allow the anticipated potential candidates to register for the 2024 UTME.”

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