UTME/DE 2021: JAMB Considers Options For Candidates Who Could Not Register



It would be recalled that on Saturday 15th May 2021, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, after a meeting with critical stakeholders as well as in response to the pressure from public spirited individuals and groups, announced a two (2) week extension of the registration period of 2021 UTME/DE from Saturday 15th to Saturday 29th May, 2021.

Regrettably, from the time of extension, the number of registrants fell drastically until towards the new closing date. At the new closing day (29th May 2021), One million, three hundred and eighty three thousand, four hundred and twenty
(1,383, 420) candidates procured the Pin for registration, while One million, three hundred and seventy five thousand, six hundred and ninety four (1,375,694) have completed their registration. Despite this, there were still complaints of inability to register due to lateness or non-delivery of NIN verification code; inability to obtain NIN; mismatch or wrong names originally submitted to NIMC (and different from the ones being used for the JAMB registration) etc.

While very few of such excuses have been found to be genuine, a large number is traceable to fraudsters who are hell bent in subverting the system and bypassing the well thought out decision of the Federal Government to make NIN a requirement for JAMB registration.
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 is desirous of availing 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, are to between Monday 31st May and 15th June 2021, visit any of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board offices (including JAMB owned Professional Test Centres, PTCs) across the nation to:

I. obtain at no cost, and complete a Form which is being made available to candidates with genuine reasons for missing the registration;

ii. submit (for the Reading Test and the Application), a certified Bank Draft of N4,000 only in favour of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board – JAMB (and obtain a signed duplicate copy from the office);

iii. submit the completed Form with a recent passport photograph at the same office of collection;

iv. collect a copy of the Reading Test;

v. Await further directives through the registered phone number and Public Service Announcement through 9pm NTA Network NEWS as soon as screening is completed.
Accordingly, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board reiterates that:

I. There is no registration for 2021 UTME/DE without a properly obtained NIN which has to be verified/validated by NIMC.

ii. Anyone who submits another application after having successfully registered during the earlier registration period will have the two attempts disqualified.

iii. Any false claim will attract severe sanctions, including forfeiture of the
deposited Bank Draft, cancellation of
application(s), prosecution, etc.

iv. Due to the fact that some parents and school proprietors have been found to mislead candidates for illicit gains and personal aggrandisement, 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.

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