This was revealed by the board’s Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday.
Benjamin explained that the introduction of the Remita mode of payment, has improved the process of acquiring registration documents.
“This measure has doubled the rate of the registration as over 800,000 candidates have registered.
“I want to assure all candidates that are desirous of registering for this examination, will not be left out.
“We are working hard to ensure that no Nigerian child is denied of his or her right of advancing in education.
“What we are doing currently is for the benefit of not only these candidates, but for the entire Nigerians.
“We do not intend to extend the registration deadline as we are sure that all of the candidates will be duly registered,” he said.
Registration for the 2017 UTME is scheduled to end on April 19 and JAMB has warned that there will be no extension.