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Record 1.9m Register For UTME, As Exam Begins Today

A file picture of candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)


Nearly two million candidates registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) because the examination started immediately, Saturday.

The examination, carried out by the Joint Matriculation and Admissions Board (JAMB), might be written throughout 600 Laptop-Based mostly Check (CBT) centres nationwide and is predicted to finish on April four, 2020.

In response to JAMB, the registered variety of candidates is the very best thus far within the 41-year historical past of the board.

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To make sure clean conduct of the examination, JAMB had deployed operatives of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps and the Division of State Companies (DSS) to CBT centres and also will monitor actions inside every corridor by Closed-Circuit Tv Cameras (CCTV).

The board had, in its weekly bulletin, stated 63 centres wouldn’t be taking part within the 2020 UTME as a result of varied infractions, with 16 of them suspended solely after the February 18 mock examination.

A breakdown of the 16 newest suspended CBT centres confirmed 5 had been from Kano State, two from Gombe State, two from Bauchi State, and one from Cross River, Delta, Imo, Kwara, Lagos, and Zamfara states, in addition to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

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