JAMB Announces Date for 2021 UTME, Lists New Requirement for Application

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By Kuni Tyessi

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration exercise will start from April 8 to May 15, 2021.

The examination body, which made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja, also announced the commencement of registration of candidates for the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry (DE).

The statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said candidates must have National Identity Number (NIN) before registration can be carried out.

It stated that registration would take place in 700 centres across the country and that the list is available in all the state offices and JAMB website.

It also advised candidates that the registration for DE applicants would run concurrently with that of UTME candidates, adding that there would be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents.

According to the statement, “The governing board of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) met at on March 22, 2021, and decided that: ‘For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he or she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for the participation in the 2021 registration exercise’.

“Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country. The list is available in all the state offices and JAMB website.

“The approved schedule for registration and examination are as follows: ‘Registration exercise will start from April 8 to May 15, 2021’.

“Optional mock test will be held on April 30, 2021, (for those who indicate interest and registered before April 24, 2021.

“The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would hold from June 5 to 19, 2021.

“The venue of the examination will be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town. The registration fee for the 2021 application documents is N3, 500 and N500 for the recommended reading text.

”Information regarding other registration processes and requirements would be made available on JAMB website and advertised in the electronics and print media from April 5, 2021.”