No fewer than 1.6 million candidates have been registered for the 2023 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) at the close of registration.
Professor Oloyede, however, disclosed that in the cause of registration, 15 culprits were discovered to be defrauding the process, adding that the culprits have been apprehended and were currently detained.
He also disclosed that registration for direct entry candidates commenced this Monday.
He said, “So far we have registered about 1.6 million candidates because we do not expect more than that, and that is because the direct entry starts today.
“We have the challenge of the everyday people who want to defraud the process as we have been monitoring what has been happening.
“We are ahead of them even when they think they are clever.”
“This is especially because the registration process is dependent on bank operations and we’ve not had the top level of bank operations in the last two to three weeks for understandable reasons,” he said.
Mr. Asejo noted that before the extension of registration for one week, JAMB had actually registered about 98 percent of candidates, saying that no one would be left behind in its registration process.
The exercise occurred at a Computer Based Center (CBT), the Global Distance Learning Institute.