JAMB 2011 UTME Dateline extended till Monday, 9 May 2011
Following complaints from candidates in some parts of the country about their inability to complete the registration for the 2011 University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the deadline for the closure of the registration website from 6 May, 2011 to 12 midnight on Monday, 9 May, 2011.

Making this disclosure to Sunday Tribune, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, stated that most of the applicants failed to follow the guidelines set by JAMB, as it had earlier announced that all registrations should be completed by 12 midnight on Friday, 6 May, in order for the Board to be able to plan appropriately for the examination.

Applicants had earlier on Saturday, complained to Sunday Tribune that they were unable to complete the registration process, with some of them having bought the UTME cards on Friday, 6 May, when the Board had already ordered that sales of forms should be stopped.

According to Faloyo Olasoji, a registration vendor, he and some of his friends who were registering applicants had problems with the process as early as 12pm on Friday, saying they had filled in the forms but began to have issues at the point of submission as the website said; “error in connection with database.”

Some of the applicants who also spoke to Sunday Tribune, implored JAMB to consider them and their future by giving an extension in order for them to complete the online registration.

Professor Ojerinde stated that the Board needed enough time to prepare for the examination, move examination materials to different points and train its supervisors and invigilators; hence, it has given a grace of three days by extending the closure till midnight on 9 May, 2011.
JAMB 2011 UTME Dateline extended till Monday, 9 May 2011