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JAMB Makes NIN Compulsory for 2021 UTME Registration

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By Ahmed Rahma

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that potential candidates who want to register for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) must provide National Identity Number (NIN) at the point of registration.

The board also informed that UTME registration has commenced and that the examination is set for June 5, 2021.

In a statement issued on Wednesday in Bwari, FCT, by its Head of Public Affairs and Protocols, Dr Fabian Benjamin, it was disclosed that, “This (NIN) is mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise.”

Mr Benjamin also noted that the UTME registration will take place in 700 centres across the country; stating that the list is available in all the state offices of JAMB and on its website at www.jamb.gov.ng.

“The approved schedule for registration and examination is that registration exercise will start on Thursday, April 8 and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021,” he further said in the statement.

“Candidates are also to note that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will run concurrently with that of UTME candidates.

“There will be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME or DE application documents.

“Mock examination will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who indicate interest and are registered before April 24.

“UTME will hold from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19, 2021,” he added.

The statement stressed that venues of the examination would be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town.

It also added that the registration fee for the 2021 application documents remained N3, 500 and N500 for recommended Reading Text.

According to the statement, further information regarding the registration processes and requirements would be made available on JAMB’s official website and also advertised in the electronic and print media from April 5.

Ahmed Rahma is a journalist with great interest in arts and craft. She is also a foodie who loves new ideas. She loves to travel and would love to visit other African countries someday. She is a sucker for historical movies and afrobeat.

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