JAMB begins 2021 UTME registration, makes NIN compulsory


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry registration exercise.

JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocols, Fabian Benjamin said in a statement released on Wednesday that the examination is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19.

According to the examination body, both the UTME and the direct entry forms will be on sale concurrently.

The body however, noted that for any prospective candidates to be registered, the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory.

“For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for participation in the 2021 Registration Exercise”

It also added that the forms will be on sale across 700 centers nationwide between April 8 and May 15, while the examination is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19, 2021.

“Registration will take place in 700 centers across the country; the list is available in all the state offices of JAMB and on its website at www.jamb.gov.ng”.

“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”.

Meanwhile, the examination body has retained the cost of registration at N3,500 and an additional N500 for the mandatory purchase of reading texts for the candidates.





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