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Reps Urge JAMB To Extend UTME Registration By Two Weeks

The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to extend the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE) registration exercise by two weeks.

The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by the member representing Shinkafi/Zurmi Federal Constituency, Zamfara state, Hon. Hassan Shinkafi.

Presenting the motion, the lawmaker 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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