2017 UTME: JAMB Records
Highest Number Of Registered
As registration for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination comes to an end today, the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board has said that an unprecedented number of
over 1.7m candidates have registered for the examination.
According to the JAMB Head of Media The Head of
Information, JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, “this number of
registered candidates have never been recorded in the history
of the board”.
He also added that the board has put in place adequate
facilities to accommodate the upsurge in the number of
“In 2016, about 1.2million candidates wrote the examination.
It was the same in 2015 and that was why we projected for
1.5milion candidates this year. This year, registration period
was reduced from six months to one month. But, despite the
short registration period and capturing of 10 fingers, we have
recorded 1.7million candidates. This shows the effectiveness
of our processes. It also shows that whenever you have a
setback you should not step back.”
On the just concluded mock examination, Dr Fabian stated
that the mock examination was so good that the board wished
its was the main examination.