The attention of the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been drawn
protests by some alleged prospective
Edo and Lagos states over the closure of the
board’s registration portal in preparation to
In a statement signed by the
Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr
Fabian Benjamin, the board stated; “The
board sincerely ympathises with the plight of
these prospective candidates.
“It is indeed the wish of the board that the
Nigerian youth desirous of tertiary education
given ample opportunity to register for its
“This is why it began the sale of its
application document in August 2015, which
is about seven
“In the advertisement for the sale of the
registration documents, the board clearly
stated that the sales would close by January.
“But due to public appeal it extended the
registration process to February,” the
read in part.
The board further stated that it could not
allow candidates to register perpetually,
adding that it
had a time table and it adheres strictly to it.
It noted that this was to allow tertiary
begin admission processes early.
“We all must work to enshrine the culture of
discipline in the system and ensure that
institutions calendars are not truncated.
most unfortunate that some candidates
waited until our website was withdrawn
before making attempts to register,” the
board stated. It noted that every aspiring
candidate was expected to know the
procedure as proper publicity
involving the media was done. (NAN)
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