The deadline for registration for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has been extended to the 11th of February by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board.

The board had earlier announced that registration for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will close on February 6.

But in a statement released on Tuesday by Fabian Benjamin, the board’s spokesman, JAMB said the registration window will be further extended.

“JAMB as a responsive organisation has taken the decision albeit with great hesitation to accommodate candidates who failed to register between the two months window period that ended at midnight of Tuesday, 6th February, 2018.

“The failure of these candidates to register is unfortunate and the board hastens to add that this culture of impunity will not be tolerated and indeed penalty may be imposed for late registration in future.

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“Candidates are therefore strongly advised to take advantage of the extension to register as request for further extension would not be entertained.

“For emphasis, 2018 UTME registration now closes at midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018.”

The board has proposed that the examination should hold between March 9-17.

JAMB is charged with the responsibility of conducting entrance examinations for students seeking admission into tertiary institutions.