JAMB announces 2021 UTME registration with mandatory guidelines

*Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board announces the commencement of 2021 UTME registration with the compulsory use of National Identity Numbers, and four other things to know before JAMB registration

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise in Nigeria.

The Board said the registration is scheduled to take place in 700 centres across the country.

Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Affairs and Protocol at JAMB, in a statement disclosed that any candidate registering must provide his or her National Identity Number (NIN).

The statement said: “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 examination body noted that in view of the announcement, candidates should know the following important points about 2021 UTME Registration:

  1. NIN is mandatory

According to the examination body, candidates interested in registering for the 2021 UTME must supply their National Identity Number (NIN) to complete the process.

  1. Registration date and centres

JAMB also announced the 2021 UTME registration date, saying the portal will open from Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May 2021.

The examination body, however, warned that there would not be an extension for the sales of form for this year’s UTME.

It also approved 700 centres for the exercise, explaining that the selected places are available on the JAMB portal.

  1. Optional mock and UTME exam dates

While the mock examination – optional for candidates – will take place from Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May, 2021, the 2021 UTME is billed to hold from Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 19th June, 2021.

“The venue of the examination will be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town,” the examination body, added.

  1. Registration fee

In the statement, JAMB said, that “the registration fee for the 2021 application documents is N3, 500 and N500 for the recommended Reading Text.”

  1. Registration requirements still pending

Further details about the registration process and the requirements have not been released yet for the 2021 UTME, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

The statement added: “Information regarding other registration processes and requirements would be made available on the Board’s Web site and advertised in the electronics and print media from 5th April 2021.”

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