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JAMB Announces Dates For Commencement of 2021 Registration and Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set April 8, 2021, for the commencement of the registration process for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) while the examination  is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19, 2021.

The decision was made after a meeting of its governing board on March, 22 and according to a statement issued by the board and signed by the head of the Public Affairs and Protocol Unit, Fabian Benjamin, both the UTME and the direct entry forms will be on sale concurrently.

It, however, added that for any prospective candidates to be registered, the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory.

“For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for participation in the 2021 Registration Exercise,” the statement reads in part.

JAMB had in the past made the NIN mandatory for the candidates willing to register for its examinations but later announced the cancellation of the policy following the harrowing experiences of the candidates at the various registration centres.

NIN, which is issued by the country’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) upon enrollment, is a unique number that identifies individuals

Meanwhile, the examination body has retained the cost of registration at N3,500 and an additional N500 for the mandatory purchase of reading texts for the candidates as forms will be on sale across 700 centres nationwide between April 8 and May 15, while the examination is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19, 2021.

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