The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2021 and Direct Entry (DE) application documents will be on sale from April 8.
According to reports, the JAMB’s UTME 2021 is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19, according to the agency.
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JAMB, which is charged with the responsibility of administering examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations, took the decision at the meeting of its governing board held on Monday.
NIN compulsory for 2021 UTME registration ― JAMB
According to a statement on Wednesday issued by the board and signed by the head of the public affairs and protocol unit, Fabian Benjamin, both the UTME and the DE forms will be on sale concurrently.
It, however, added that for any prospective candidates to be registered, the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory.
The NIN, which is a unique number that identifies individuals, is issued by the country’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) upon enrolment.
“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 acutely distressing experiences of the candidates at the various registration centres.
Meanwhile, JAMB has retained the cost of registration at N3,500 and an additional N500 for the mandatory purchase of reading texts for the candidates.
It added that the forms will be on sale across 700 centres throughout Nigeria between April 8 and May 15, while the JAMB exam 2021 is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19.
The statement added; “Candidates are also to note that the registration for DE applicants would run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. There would be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents.
“Optional Mock will be held on Friday, 30th April 2021 for those who indicate interest and registered before the 24th of April, 2021.”
JAMB urged candidates to check its websites for other registration processes and requirements.