JAMB announces new date for 2021 UTME, extends registration deadline

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
( JAMB ) has announced a new date for the
conduct of the 2021 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME ) .
JAMB Registrar , Ishaq Oloyede, said this, after
a stakeholders ’ meeting , yesterday , in Abuja .
The JAMB boss , who also announced the
extension of registration for the 2021 UTME
and Direct Entry ( DE ), said the exam will now
start June 19 , and end July 3 .
He added that the mock exam would now take
place on May 29 , 2021 , while the registration,
which ought to end yesterday has been
extended by two weeks .
“ Field reports showed a huge improvement in
the processes . As of today , 1, 134, 424 candidates
have so far registered .
“ Stakeholders undertook on the spot
assessment of the CBT centres and discovered
lapses which warranted the extension.
“ The challenges among others include
candidates non – compliance with registration
requirements , using the wrong format to
generate profile code and using multiple phone
numbers , among others , ” he said .
Oloyede said the board would send a
monitoring team to states and CBT centres to
stop selling e – pins . He said the board would
sanction any CBT centres that violated the
board ’ s requirements .
He , therefore , implored the ministry of
education to discourage parents from
registering underage children to pursue tertiary
education .

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