- The registration for the 2021 UTME and DE has been extended by two weeks by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
- Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB's head of information and protocol, said that the registration would now end on June 15
- Benjamin said that the candidates must submit the completed form with a recent passport photograph at the same office of collection
FCT, Abuja - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) registration by two weeks.
Legit.ng gathered that the deadline for registration was initially slated for May 29.
The board's head of information and protocol, Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement issued on Monday, May 31.
Daily Times also reports that the JAMB urged candidates to collect a copy of the reading test and await further directives through the registered phone number and public service announcement as soon as the screening is completed.
No JAMB registration without NIN
It also noted that the registration for the UTME is still not possible without the National Identification Number (NIN) and warned candidates against double registration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that JAMB asked candidates sitting for its mock UTME to reprint their examination slips.
It was reported that the board gave the directive in its weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar, made available to newsmen on Monday, May 24, in Abuja.
JAMB candidate must reprint their exam slips
JAMB stated that candidates, who had indicated interest to sit for the mock-UTME and had earlier printed the examination slips, were advised to reprint, following the shift in examination date.
In another report, JAMB extended registration for the annual UTME by two weeks, saying that the registration exercise would now end on Saturday, May 29.
The exam body's registrar made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday, May 15, in Abuja.