The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced major readjustments in the 2021 UTME
- Prof Is-haq Oloyede, the head of JAMB, said the registration for the exam has been extended by two weeks
- According to the JAMB registrar, the exam will now hold from Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, July 3
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended registration for the annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks, Channels TV reported.
The registration exercise will now end on Saturday, May 29.
According to the news media, the 2021 UTME is also now expected to hold from Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, July 3.
The Nation reported that the registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday, May 15, in Abuja.
The JAMB registrar had earlier given notification that the possibility of shifting the date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was very high.
Prof. Ishaq had explained that this was because of the inability of at least 600,000 candidates to register for the examination.
OJCA gathered that while speaking at a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME committee members on Friday, May 14, he disclosed that 1.1 million candidates have so far registered for the 2021 UTME.