- JAMB has shifted the 2021 mock examination earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 30, to Thursday, May 20
- The examination body also noted that some candidates were making mistakes in their registration and offered some clarification
- According to the board, registration for the 2021 UTME will close on Saturday, May 15
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) has fixed Thursday, May 20, for the mock test for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The mock exam had earlier been scheduled to hold on Saturday, April, 30.
Channels TV reports that JAMB's spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, explained that the change of date is due to some ongoing adjustments in the examination body’s operational processes.
Benjamin noted that the development will not, however, affect other Mock Examination schedules and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) fixed for 5th to 19th June 2021.
Stakeholders, including the candidates who have registered and have chosen to sit the mock, were advised to note the change of date.
The examination body also raised concerns that candidates, in trying to generate their profiles, are sending their details wrongly to 55019.
Below is the right step to take, according to JAMB:
“The right process is to send the word “NIN” allow one space in between, then insert the eleven digits NIN number to 55019 e.g. NIN 00000000000. Any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate"
“It is also necessary for the candidate to know that only the SIM that is linked to his/her NIN can be used to send the NIN to 55019.”
Meanwhile, in its efforts to protect prospective candidates from being swindled by fraudsters, JAMB has added more measures for the registration process for the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry (DE).
The measures include the display of the image of the registration officer at the corner of the screen being used to register the candidate besides his biometric details that had been captured.
The board stated that the latest effort is to further fortify the registration process and ensure that candidates know where and who is registering them for the 2021 UTME and DE exercise.
Similarly, following their disruptive actions, parents and guardians have been asked not to be allowed in the registration hall for the UTME.
The order was issued by the registrar of the board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede. This was disclosed in a statement signed by JAMB’s spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal.
The decision was said to have been made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded.