By Felix Khanoba
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has now commenced registration of candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry into tertiary education institutions in the country.
The Board had on Thursday said it was putting on hold the registration exercise due to some technical issues.
But in a terse statement released on Saturday by Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, registration for the exam is now in full swing as all the issues have been resolved.
“It was only put on hold to resolve the technical hitches. Registration is now in full swing,” the JAMB spokesman said, adding that some candidates have successfully registered for the exam.
Recall that the exam body had in an earlier statement said candidates must have National Identification Number (NIN) before registration can be carried out.
The statement read in full : “The Governing Board of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) met at its Meeting of 22nd March, 2021 and decided that: i. For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identification Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for participation in the 2021 Registration Exercise.
“ii. Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country
The list is available in all the state offices and JAMB’S website: www.jamb.gov.ng
” iii. The approved schedule for Registration and examination are as follows: a. Registration exercise will start on Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May, 2021.
“Candidates are also to note that the registration for DE applicants would run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. There would be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents.
“b. Optional Mock will be held on Friday, 30th April, 2021 (for those who indicate interest and registered before 24th of April, 2021.
“c. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would hold from Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 19th June, 2021
“iiii. The venue of the examination will be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town
“v. The registration fee for the 2021 application documents is N3, 500 and N500 for the recommended Reading Text.”