JAMB Registered 1.8Milliion Candidates, Earned N8.6 Billion As 2022 Registration Ended

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As the JAMB 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration ended on Saturday 26th March 2022, JAMB said a total of 1,837,011 candidates were successfully captured in the exercise that took place nationwide between February 19 and March 26 as stated in its weekly bulletin published on Monday, March 28, 2022.

With N4,700 official registration fee paid by the applicants, JAMB has successfully generated an estimated revenue of a total of N8.6 billion.

Out of the lump sum, a total of 776 computer-based test centres that took part in the exercise will share an estimated amount of N1.3 billion at the rate of N700 per candidate registered by each of the centres.

According to the examination body, an estimated figure of 1.5 million candidates had been targeted for registration during the exercise with an estimated 50,000 candidates per day.

During a tour of the CBT centres during the registration, the JAMB registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, said based on the body’s calculation, about 1.5 million candidates were being expected to complete their registration at the end of the exercise.

Speaking at the weekend with Premiumtimes reporter, JAMB’s head of media and protocol, Fabian Benjamin, said the figure of the registered had exceeded the body’s expectation.

He said unlike in the past when the adoption of the National Identification Number (NIN) as a mandatory condition for applicants had constituted challenge to the system, there had been little or no complaints in the just concluded exercise.

Mr Benjamin commended the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for a seamless exercise, even as he called for more synergy with the organisation and other relevant agencies.

The figure of registered applicants in the year 2022 exercise is higher than roughly 1.4 million candidates who were registered in 2021.

Note that the mock examination will take place on April 9, while the main exam will hold between May 6 – May 16, 2022.

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