By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) applicants in Kwara State seem to be lucky as they have been enjoying a smooth registration process.
The registration exercise began on 13th of January and it would end on 17th of February 2020.
A visit by Western Post to some of the accredited registration centres as well as the state office of the Examination Body.
Applicants were seen in an orderly manner at the environment devoid of rancor, a sharp shift from what it used to be in some years ago.
A male applicant who does not wants his name mentioned at the University of Ilorin(Mini Campus) registration centre, said he came around on Tuesday for registration which he was able to do but have to come around to effect some corrections.
The Uniliorin Mini Campus witnessed few numbers of applicants at a canopy extension outside the computer room and the applicants waiting to be captured said the few numbers seen were as a result of good network services, which he said do not made applicants wait endlessly.
Another applicant, Tayo, who speak with Western Post at the JAMB office located in Oyun area of Kwara State on Wednesday said it was her first day of coming and with the situation of things, she hoped to be registered.
In his reaction, the Kwara State Coordinator, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) Mallam Aliyu Jubril said the operation has been smooth and seamless.
“We have challenges and we were able to surmount it. On the first day which is normal, we have little PIN generating issues and most of that has been sorted out,” he said.
According to him, some who have been coming for two to three days were either those who had issues while generating PIN, or those who made mistakes in the input which resulted in getting Direct Entry(DE) pin instead of UTME registration PIN.
“This made them responsible for their mistakes. Some DE applicants used two different telecommunications line to create a profile, which is not our fault. In all, we have been trying to resolve all issues.”