Possibility Of Shifting 2021 UTME Date Is Very High – JAMB


Hackers Diverted N10m After Gaining Access Into JAMB’s Site - OloyedeJoint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the possibility of postponing the date for 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is very high.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, explained that this was because of the inability of at least 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest to participate, to register for the examination scheduled to hold between June 5 and 19.

Speaking at a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME committee members on Friday, he disclosed that 1.1 million candidates have so far registered for the 2021 UTME, and the board anticipated approximately 1.9 million registrations at the end of the exercise.

The JAMB boss noted that while 50 per cent of the candidates have already registered without problem, there was a need to carry everyone along.

He stated that at the end of the meeting with the stakeholders, they would decide on whether to shift the exam forward or not.

Professor Oloyede stressed;

The possibility of shifting the exam forward is still high, but that will be determined after our meeting with stakeholders.

This is because about 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest in the exam are yet to register. There is a need to give everyone the opportunity.

The exam chief however confirmed that the mock examination that is slated for May 20 will go on as scheduled.

Oloyede stated the decision to either postpone the examination or to continue as scheduled would be taken later on Friday at a meeting billed to hold with concerned individuals and institutions.

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