This piece lists some key things to note about the 2021 UTME including the registration date and other details
1. Mandatory use of NIN
JAMB has made the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) compulsory in the registration process.
This means interested applicants must have NIN before they can register for the tertiary entrance exam.
2. Registration date
According to JAMB, the registration portal for the 2021 UTME will open from Thursday, April 8, to Saturday, May 15.
3. No extension for sales of form
Prospective applicants should also know that there would not be an extension for the sales of form for the 2021 UTME, according to JAMB.
4. Examination centres
JAMB said it has 700 centres for the exercise. The approved centres, Legit.ng learns, are available on the JAMB portal. The exam venue will be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town.
5. Optional mock and exam dates
Before the main exam, interested candidates will write a mock examination to assist them. The optional mock examination will take place from Thursday, April 8 to Saturday, May 15.
The actual exam will hold from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19.
6. Registration fee
The registration fee, according to JAMB is N3,500 and N500 for the recommended reading text.
7. Further registration requirements
JAMB said other necessary information regarding the registration will be made available on its website and advertised in the electronics and print media starting from Monday, April 5.
In another report, a former registrar and chief executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged misappropriation of N900 million.
This was contained in a statement signed on Wednesday, March 17, by ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, and seen by Legit.ng.
According to the commission, the former JAMB boss was arrested on Monday, March 15, 2021, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
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