The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has extends the UTME 2021 exam registration date deadline. The JAMB 2021 exam which was supposed to hold between June 5 and 19 has now been shifted to hold between June 19 and July 3.
Also, UTME 2021 registration has been extended by 2 weeks. This means JAMB exam registration will still be on till May 29.
Why JAMB 2021 registration needs to be extended
According to the JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, while speaking during a virtual meeting, on 14th May, with UTME 2021 Committee members, “there is a high possibility that the JAMB 2021 which was supposed to hold between June 5 and 19 Wil be shifted.”
Oloyede further noted that the reason why the date may be shifted is that JAMB expects 1.9m candidates to register for the exam but so far only about 1.1 million have registered.
The JAMB Registrar also noted that more than 50% of candidates have already registered without having any problem, but a little more time will be needed for some candidates who may be experiencing some difficulties during the UTME 2021 registration process.
He concluded by saying that JAMB authorities will be holding a meeting with relevant stakeholders, and after the meeting decide on whether to shift the date or not.
Earlier statement by JAMB register, Prof Ishaq Oloyede
“The possibility of shifting the examination forward is still high, but that will be determine after our meeting with stakeholders. This is because about 6000 candidates who have indicated interest in the examination are yet to register. There is need to give everyone the opportunity,
We apologise for putting you through some hardship in the registration. The government directed that anyone participating in JAMB must have his/her NIN. This is beyond our control. Those who are yet to register should do so.
The MOCK examination is billed to come up on Thursday. It is an examination meant to test out capability. As you all know, the main examination is coming up on June 5 and 19, this year.
We are meeting with stakeholders today (yesterday) to discuss the issues and on whether we will shift the examination date or not. We will brief the media on the outcome of the meeting (today) tomorrow.
Shifting the examination date is not the solution, at the meeting, we will discuss how some of the problems encountered by candidates would be resolved. It is important that we carry everyone along”, he said.
New date announced for UTME 2021 exam after stakeholders meeting
After the said stakeholders’ meeting was held in Abuja on Saturday, Oloyede announced the extension of registration the exam. UTME 2021 is now therefore to start by June 19, and end by July 3.
His statement: “Desirous of affording prospective candidates more time to complete their registration for the 2021 UTME/DE, which was expected to end on Saturday, May 15, 2021, stakeholders recommended a two-week extension for registration, to now end on May 29, 2021.
The extension is contingent upon stakeholders’ firm commitment to deliver on their respective responsibilities.
Accordingly, the 2021 Mock UTME earlier scheduled for 20th May 2021 will now hold on June 3, 2021, while the main UTME will hold from June 19 – July 3, 2021. JAMB will dispatch monitoring teams to all States of the Federation and the FCT during the extension period.
“Stakeholders reiterated the prohibition of group registration for candidates, with the threat of sanction against any CBT centre that violates the instruction.
“CBT centres are directed to open all twenty (20) allowable registration points to, ease congestion at the centres.
Candidates for Direct Entry are reminded to, while procuring their ePIN, specify their category of admission. However, where a DE candidate mistakenly purchases an ePIN for UTME, the selling point is hereby directed to rectify the error by swapping the ePIN to DE at no further cost to the candidate.
Digital Service Providers are encouraged to expand their facilities, including the provision of redundancy links. NIMC pledged to give priority attention to UTME/DE prospective candidates.
All prospective candidates and other Users who have not received a response from 55019 are requested to send their Tracking ID or NIN to nimc firstname.lastname@example.org. However, those who had obtained their NIN through unauthorised sources will have to go to the NIMC office to resolve their challenges.
NIMC further pledged to deploy special monitoring teams and to sanction any NIMC agent found extorting candidates in the cause of enrolment.
Against the background of its below-par performance, one of the operators gave firm assurance of the optimisation of its services during the extension of the registration and examination.
Stakeholders implored the Federal Ministry of Education to discourage parents from seeking to register underage and immature candidates to pursue tertiary education ahead of their time.”