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JAMB Extends Registration Deadline For UTME 2021


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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced a new date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.


JAMB also extended registration for its annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks.


The UTME is now expected to hold from June 19 to July 3.


It was initially to hold between June 5 and 19.


JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday in Abuja, adding that the deadline for registration has been extended by two weeks.


With this, the registration exercise will now end on May 29


The UTME is a computer-based standardised examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.


Oloyede, had raised the possibility of the extension earlier on Friday during a virtual meeting with UTME committee members.

He cited, for the extension, the inability of at least 600,000 candidates to register for the examination despite indicating interest.

About 1.1 million candidates have already registered for the examination, according to JAMB.

“There is a need to give everyone the opportunity,” Professor Oloyede said on Friday.



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