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Ishaq Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says interested applicants can still register for the ongoing United Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Oloyede, who made this statement in during his visit to a CBT centre in Lagos, said he got a mandate from the senate few weeks ago to increase the UTME registration period by one month, which would lapse on May 28 when the board will finally close its registration portal.

“As I speak, we have registered additional 1,100 candidates,” he said.

The registrar also said that out of the 1,648,429 million candidates writing the ongoing UTME, the results of 1,048,914 have been released.

“As at today, 1,648,429 are taking our examination and we have released the result of 1,048,914. That is the result we have released up till yesterday.

“On the first day, we released the results of Sunday because anything you call CBT, the results are ready, but for environmental reasons, we did not release the results immediately.

“That is to ensure we go through the CCTV camera to see whether there are report of malpractice and prevent the situation whereby those who do not pass become agitated at the CBT centres.

“We have released the results of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and we are going to release today’s result before 12 midnight. This morning, the results of 30,046 will be released.”

Oloyede, who said the candidates have not done badly going by the results released so far, said that fingerprints may no longer be required in subsequent UTME registrations.

“We have now been able to catch those people who registered two people with the same names. The impersonator and the one being impersonated went in collaboration with the CBT centres after screening them.

“Both the impersonator and one being impersonated used their fingers. While, the impersonator used two thumb fingers, the impersonated used eight fingers to register.

“Thus, we have ten registered fingers and the ten fingers were not from one person. In some centres, when we tested all their fingers, we discovered that there were impersonators who had used their thumbs.

“By next year, we may not use fingerprint, there are other technologies whereby with the technology, everything about the candidate is captured. We need to move in that direction.”

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