By Felix Khanoba
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has fixed a new date for its 2021 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
A statement issued on Sunday by Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB and made available to The AUTHORITY, said the mock exam earlier scheduled for 30 April 2021 will now hold on May 20.
The statement read : “The 2021 Mock Examination earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, 30th April, 2021, has now been rescheduled to hold on Thursday , 20th May 2021.
” This change of date is owing to some ongoing adjustments in the Board’s operational processes. The change, however, would not affect the examination other schedules including the date for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination fixed for 5th to 19th June, 2021.
“Candidates who have registered and have chosen to sit for the Mock and other critical stakeholders are to note this change of date.
” Similarly, it is necessary to inform all stakeholders that the 2021 UTME/DE Registration exercise is ongoing and it is to end on 15th May, 2021. The Board has, however, noted with concern that some candidates in trying to generate their profiles are sending their details wrongly to 55019.
“The right process is to send the word “NIN” allow one space in between, then insert the eleven digits NIN number to 55019 e.g. NIN 00000000000. Any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate.
“It is also necessary for the candidate to know that only the SIM that is linked to his/her NIN can be used to send the NIN to 55019.”