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JAMB sets date for 2021 UTME registration and examination, makes NIN mandatory

The JAMB has commenced the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registration exercise.

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has commenced the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise.

The registration has been scheduled to take place in 700 centres across the country.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocols, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Abuja.

READ: Beware of fake NIN app, NIMC warns Nigerians 

What JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol is saying in the statement

Benjamin said that all potential candidates must provide their National Identity Number (NIN) at the point of registration.

The statement from JAMB’s Public Affairs and Protocol reads, “For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN).

 “This is mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise.

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“Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country; the list is available in all the state offices of JAMB and on its website at www.jamb.gov.ng. The approved schedule for registration and examination is that the registration exercise will start on Thursday, April 8 and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

READ: JAMB fees in Nigeria top N6.8b annually?

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“Candidates are also to note that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. There will be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME or DE application documents.

“Mock examination will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who indicate interest and are registered before April 24. UTME will hold from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19, 2021,’’ he stated.

The statement added that venues of the examination would be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town with the registration fee for the 2021 application documents still N3, 500 and N500 for recommended Reading Text.

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It stated that further information regarding the registration processes and requirements would be made available on JAMB’s official website and also advertised in the electronic and print media from April 5.

READ: How to register for Covid-19 vaccination in Nigeria

What you should know

  • It can be recalled that about 3 weeks ago, JAMB issued a disclaimer over a fake report that the date for the registration of 2021 UTME had been fixed.
  • While describing the information as a tweet from a fake account, it said that the general public will be informed when the date is fixed.
  • This new announcement from JAMB lays to rest the misinformation about the registration form the exams.

Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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