2021 UTME Registration: JAMB Approves Deadline Extension For Candidates With Genuine Proof
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there will be no general extension of registration closing date for 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE), explaining that only those with genuine proof will be granted an extension.
The board made this known in its Weekly Bulletin, published by office of the Registrar and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
It would be recalled that the board had earlier extended the exercise from the initial closing date of May 15 to May 29, to avail candidates who are unable to register within this period the opportunity to carry out a seamless exercise.
The factors include:
Late or non-delivery of National Identity Number (NIN) verification code; inability to obtain NIN; mismatch or wrong names originally submitted to National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
The board said though some excuses are authentic, a large number of others were caused by fraudsters working against the system.
Following the ended of the deadline on Saturday May 29, JAMB, in spite of the two-week date extension, still received complaints of candidates’ inability to register.
JAMB said, however, that it will give another opportunity to those who have genuinely tried to register but failed, due to some of the challenges mentioned.
Due to time constraints within the window available to JAMB on the Annual National Examinations Timetable, further extension of the registration period is not feasible.
Nevertheless, the board wants to avail every prospective candidate the opportunity to still participate in the 2021 registration exercise.
The board wants to avail every prospective candidate the opportunity to still participate in the 2021 registration exercise.
Consequently, all prospective candidates with genuine proof(s) of failed efforts to register before the closing date, should visit any of JAMB’s offices for reconciliation between Monday, May 31, and June 15.
The commission added;
They are to obtain and complete a form, at no cost, and will submit, for the Reading Test and the Application, a certified Bank Draft of N4,000. A signed duplicate copy from the office must be collected.
They will also submit the completed form with a recent passport photograph at the same office of collection and collect a copy of the Reading Test.
Candidates are to wait for further directives through the registered phone number and Public Service Announcement through the NTA Network News as soon as screening is completed.
Despite the registration challenges, JAMB stated that 1,383,420 candidates procured the Pin for registration as at May 29, while 1,375,694 have completed their registration.
It reiterated that there will be no registration for 2021 UTME/DE without a properly obtained NIN which had to be verified or validated by NIMC.
The board added that any candidate who submits another application after having successfully registered during the earlier registration period will have the two attempts disqualified.
Any false claim will attract severe sanctions, including forfeiture of the deposited Bank Draft, cancellation of application(s) and prosecution.
Due to the fact that some parents and school proprietors have been found to mislead candidates for illicit gains and personal aggrandizement, the board advises all to allow each candidate to personally go through the process.
JAMB does not tolerate the involvement of any third party or group in the registration process.