JAMB: No extension of registration deadline, way forward for unsuccesful applicants

Following the extension of the registration deadline for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) applications, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it will no longer extend the closing date for candidates registering for the exams.

This was contained in its Weekly Bulletin, published by the office of the registrar on Monday in Abuja. According to JAMB, despite the two-week date extension, there are still complaints of candidates’ inability to register for the examination. 

The complaints included lateness or non-delivery of the National Identity Number (NIN) verification code; inability to obtain NIN; mismatch or wrong names originally submitted to National Identity Management Commission ( NIMC).

The board said while few of the complaints have been found to be genuine, a large number were traceable to fraudsters whom it alleged, were hell-bent on manipulating the system. JAMB said, however, that it will give another opportunity to those who have genuinely tried to register but failed, due to some of the challenges mentioned.

All prospective candidates with genuine proof(s) of failed efforts to register before the closing date have been advised to visit any of JAMB’s offices for reconciliation between Monday, May 31, and June 15, including JAMB-owned Professional Test Centres across the country.

– Candidates are expected to obtain and complete a form, at no cost.

– Submit, for the Reading Test and the Application, a certified Bank Draft of N4,000 only in favour of JAMB and obtain a signed duplicate copy from the office.

– They will also submit the completed form with a recent passport photograph at the same office of collection and collect a copy of the Reading Test.

– Candidates are to wait for further directives through the registered phone number and Public Service Announcement through the NTA Network News as soon as the screening is completed.

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