The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday, May 15, 2021 announced the extension of the deadline for the ongoing 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise by two weeks.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB made the announcement at a news conference after a two-day meeting with stakeholders in Abuja.
Oloyede stated that the Board had identified challenges in registration and as such proffering solution to them. He explained that at the end of the meeting, stakeholders had recommended a two-week extension for the exercise fixing the new date for May 29, 2021.
JAMB had earlier fixed the deadline for registration for May 15, 2021, but, had to extend the date owing to challenges candidates were faced with during registration.
Oloyede said that following to this, the 2021 Mock examination earlier scheduled for May 20, 2021 would now hold on June 3, 2021, while the UTME examination would hold from June 19 to July 3. 2021.
“Field reports showed a huge improvement in the processes. As at today, 1,134,424 candidates have so far registered.
“Stakeholders undertook on the spot assessment of the CBT centers and discovered lapses which warranted the extension.
“The challenges among other include candidates non-compliance with registration requirements, using wrong format to generate profile code and using multiple phone numbers, among others”, he said.
Oloyede explained that the board would disburse monitoring team to the states of the federation and direct CBT centres to stop selling e-pins. He said that the board would sanction any CBT centres that violated the board’s requirements.
He, therefore, implore the Ministry of Education to help discourage parents to desist from registering underage children to pursue tertiary education.