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JAMB decries low turnout as 2024 direct entry registration draws to a close

JAMB decries low turnout as 2024 direct entry registration draws to a close

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has decried the low turnout of candidates to register for the 2024 Direct Entry (DE) examination.

Recall that, the Board in its bid to ensure that all desiring 2024 DE candidates register for the exercise, had approved extra registration points apart from the Professional Registration Centres (PRCs), which are JAMB-owned centres in Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Osun States.

However, a statement on Wednesday signed by Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s spokesman said findings from the field indicate that the expansion of registration centres was needless as the turnout in JKK Lagos, JAMB PRC Ikoyi and Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos was low.

According to the board, this indicates the fact that almost all prospective DE candidates had successfully registered.

The statement read in parts, “For instance, in some of these extra designated registration centres, less than ten candidates had presented themselves for registration, whereas the installed capacity of such centres was over 100 candidates per day

“This, notwithstanding, eligible candidates wishing to register for the 2024 DE are urged to take advantage of this window of opportunity to register as no further extension would be entertained by the Board.

“The general public is also invited to take note of these extra registration points provided by the Board and the unexpected near-zero turnout of prospective DE candidates at these registration facilities as the Board would not listen to any further call for extension when it eventually closes the exercise on Monday, 17th June, 2024”.

Similarly, candidates who are scheduled for the 2024 Supplementary UTME are to note that the examination is scheduled to be held between Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd June,2024.

Recall the Board had earlier announced only Saturday, 22nd June 2024, but now added Friday, 21st June 2024 due to the gracious release of the Friday, 21st by one of the sister examination bodies.

It added, “Furthermore, candidates, who printed their supplementary UTME notification slip, and saw their schedule reading Friday, 21st June, 2024, need not worry as it falls within the time allocated for the examination”.