Barely two weeks of opening of the registration portal for the 2020 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME), about 700 hundred thousand candidates have been registered nationwide.
This was disclosed by the board's Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an interview on Sunday.
In his statement, he said the exercise so far is going smoothly and there has been large turnout of people at the various accredited Computer Based Centers (CBT).
However, he also added that 41 out of the 692 centers have been blacklisted, over issues such as registration cyber fraud, extortion, and technical deficiency.
He warned parents not to give in to any form of extortion and urged candidates to note that any personal data given to any third party be it a vendor or agent could put them at risk of losing their UTME registration.
He said blacklisted schools may choose to implore other means to extort gullible parents but should not be at the expense of the board or its processes.
He further stated that certain measures have been taken by the board to define the process of vending ePINS.