JAMB makes important announcement about 2021 UTME registration

JAMB makes important announcement about 2021 UTME registration

- JAMB has made clarifications on reports relating to the coming 2021 UTME registration

- The examination body distanced itself from information being spread on fake social media accounts

- The organisation promises to give updates regarding the commencement of the UTME registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it has not yet fixed a date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration.

The body in a notice via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday, March 2, said information going round that it has fixed a date for the UTME registration was fake.

JAMB makes important announcement about 2021 UTME registration
Students of Oregun Junior High School in Lagos, Nigeria Photo: Olukayode Jaiyeola
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The notice read:

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
This is to inform the general public that no date has been fixed for 2021 UTME registration. Kindly disregard any tweet from a fake account that stated otherwise.

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The general public will be duly informed when the date is fixed. Thank you.''

Meanwhile, prospective candidates seeking to gain entrance into Nigerian tertiary institutions are expected to complete their admission process on or before June 15, 2021.

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JAMB made the announcement in a statement on Sunday morning, February 28, Premium Times reported.

The exam body said the deadline was agreed on after a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

In another news, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have suspended their three weeks strike.

The Cable reported that both unions arrived at the decision after signing a memorandum of action with the federal government.

The unions said following the agreement, the strike will be called off at 12 am on Friday, February 26.

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Still on education, the Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, February 25 signed three bills for the establishment of new universities in the state.

Speaking at the ceremony at the Government House, Asaba, the Delta state capital, Governor Okowa commended the House of Assembly for the prompt passage of the bills.

The bills, which were presented to Okowa for assent by the Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, were for the University of Delta, Agbor; Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai and the University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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