The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has postponed registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry for February 19 till March 26, 2022.
This development is coming barely 24 hours after it was confirmed to newsmen by the board that it would not reschedule its registration process after the suspension of the verification portal of the National Identity Number, which resulted as a result of hitches encountered.
It was earlier reported that JAMB insisted that prospective candidates would have no choice but to register with their respective NIN for the 2022 examinations despite the challenges reported in 2021.
In a statement on Tuesday by the board’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, the examination body stated that the postponement for the exercise which was initially scheduled to commence on February 12 was due to “fine-tuning”.
The statement partly reads, “The process, which will be concluded within the one-week extension period, is also aimed at accommodating feedback from candidates and other stakeholders alike.”
According to the release, the new and improved procedures for the 2022 UTME Registration would be made available on the Board’s website, its weekly bulletin as well as other media outlets on Monday, 14th February 2022.
“The candidates, are by this notice, urged to follow keenly the procedures for registration as would be announced by the Board,” the statement added.