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Reps Ask JAMB To Increase Registration By Two Weeks

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The House of Representatives have mandated the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board to prolong the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration exercise by two weeks.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion on urgent public importance titled “Need to extend UTME registration by JAMB sponsored by Hassan Shinkafi, during Thursday’s plenary in Abuja.

Moving the motion, Shinkafi noted that the UTME registration exercise which commenced on January 15 ended on February 26, 2024, adding that as a result of the painful.economic situation in the country, “Many families have been constrained from registering their wards, by this timeline.”

He said that if extension was not given by JAMB, many candidates will not be able to register and participate in the exercise and that means “There will not be a wider coverage and participation in this year’s UTME in Nigeria.

While urging the lawmakers to intervene , Shinkafi added that an extension will encourage parents of less privileged students to register their wards for the exercise.

The House, while urging JAMB to extend the registration by two weeks, also mandated the relevant committees on Education and Legislative Compliance to enforce strict compliance.

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