2021 UTME: JAMB to Extend Registration for Candidates with Genuine Proof.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that there will be no general extension of the registration closing date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) but explained that only those with genuine proof will be granted an extension.

This decision was contained in the board’s Weekly Bulletin, amidst widespread complaints by candidates over their inability to complete registration.

JAMB had shifted the closing date from May 15 to May 29 but observed complaints of candidates’ inability to register.

Most of the candidates complained late or non-delivery of National Identity Number (NIN) verification code; inability to obtain NIN; mismatch or wrong names originally submitted to National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), and also delay in generating profile code.
The JAMB  board confirmed the authenticity of some of these excuses but frowned that a large percentage of them were caused by fraudsters who are working to frustrate the system while assuring that candidates with genuine reasons would be given another opportunity to register.

“The board wants to avail every prospective candidate the opportunity to still participate in the 2021 registration exercise.

“Consequently, all prospective candidates with genuine proof(s) of failed efforts to register before the closing date, should visit any of JAMB’s offices for reconciliation between Monday, May 31, and June 15.”

They are to obtain and complete a form, at no cost and will submit, for the Reading Test and the Application, a certified Bank Draft of N4,000. A signed duplicate copy from the office must be collected.

“They will also submit the completed form with a recent passport photograph at the same office of collection and collect a copy of the Reading Test.

“Candidates are to wait for further directives through the registered phone number and Public Service Announcement through the NTA Network News as soon as the screening is completed.”

JAMB also confirmed that 1,383,420 candidates procured the Pin for registration as of May 29; with 1,375,694 completing their registration before the May 29 deadline date.

It would be recalled that JAMB had shifted the closing date from May 15 to May 29, after candidates complained of technical hitches in the registration process, however, at the end of the May 29 deadline date, complaints of candidates inability to complete registration still persist.

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