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2017 JAMB: 1.7 million candidates register for 2017 UTME

2017 JAMB: 1.7 million candidates register for 2017 UTME

1.7 million candidates registered for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) according to the Joiny Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

This figure is the highest ever since the inception of JAMB 39 years ago.

This was made known in a statement by, Fabian Benjamin, head, media and publicity, JAMB. He said.

“We registered a number that has never been done in the entire 39 years of the existence of JAMB within a time frame Nigerians were sceptical about.”

“The highest we have ever had was 1.5 million, this is record breaking. We will look at the system so far and make adjustments where necessary to ensure a full proof process of registration and examination.

“We are always sure of our systems and will continue to expand our frontiers of thinking to transform the Board to an agency that Nigerians will be proud of.

“The disclosure of the actual number of candidates registered is a clear invitation for the public to know what the Board has realised from the sale for this year and we are not perturbed because we have nothing to hide in our dealings. We are determined to make Nigerians proud of us.”


The examination body also urged Nigerians to have trust in its processes as they are meant to enhance productivity, eliminate examination malpractice and promote transperency to an unprecedented level.

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