Just in Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who is the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has revealed that 1.7 million candidates are ready to sit for 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination this April 2017.

He revealed this While in Abeokuta on Tuesday at the sideline of the examination body’s Information and Communication Technology retreat involving civil society groups, students and other major stakeholders.

A two days retreat which was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library complex in Abeokuta.

1.7 million Candidates Ready To Sit For 2017 UTME-JAMB 1Saying that one of Jamb goals was to increase the capacities of its Computer Based Test Centres in order to make the April examination stress free.

The registrar, “We are expecting 1.7 million candidates to sit for the UTME this year and we want to make sure we satisfy these candidates within a week or there-about.

“That is why we are increasing the capacity of the Computer-Based Test Centres to be able to examine more candidates within a given date.”

The registrar Oloyede who disclosed that JAMB would not promise a hitch-free examination, noted that there were changes and innovations ongoing which would send some illegal operators who had defrauded candidates in the past, out of business.

He concluded by saying the examination body would not be deterred in its mission to serve its candidates better.