By Maryam Abeeb
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved two weeks extension for all prospective candidates with genuine proof(s) of failed efforts to register before the closing date of registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The extension is between Monday 31st May and 15th June 2021.
The candidates are expected to visit any of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board offices (including JAMB owned Professional Test Centres, PTCs) across the nation.
A statement by the Head of Media and Protocol of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin said at the new closing day of 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) completed their registration.
It noted that 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.
It stated that while very few of such excuses have been found to be genuine, a large number is traceable to fraudsters who are determined to subvert the system and bypassing the well thought out decision of the Federal Government to make NIN a requirement for JAMB registration.