2021 UTME Registration: JAMB Approves Extension For Candidates With Genuine Proof

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

The board’s decision was contained in its Weekly Bulletin.

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

The factors include 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).

The board said though some excuses are authentic, a large number of others were caused by fraudsters working against the system.

JAMB promised to give another opportunity to those who have genuinely tried to register but failed.

“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 added that 1,383,420 candidates procured the Pin for registration as of May 29; 1,375,694 have completed their registration.

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