Applicants for the registration of JAMB’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination stranded in front of Digital Bridge Institute at Utako, Abuja yesterday

The House of Representatives yesterday demanded an extension of the one month period for the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration exercise.

The House said due to the myriad of challenges prospective applicants face, the one month period set aside by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) should be extended by another month.

Adopting a motion by Rep Danburam Abubakar Nuhu (APC, Kano), the House mandated its Committee on Basic Education and Services to liaise with JAMB on the extension in order to create more space for prospective applicants.

The House also urged JAMB to deploy safety equipment at each registration centre to forestall any incident of stampede due to overcrowding.

The lawmakers further urged JAMB to specify the requirements, including safety measures which qualify any centre to participate in the conduct of the UTME computer-based test.

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