JAMB may conduct second UTME this year -– Registrar

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) may conduct a second 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for candidates with genuine registration challenges.

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who made the disclosure while monitoring profiling of candidates with 2021 UTME registration challenges, reiterated the board’s commitment to ensuring that every Nigerian child desirous of tertiary education would be given an equal opportunity.

The main UTME is slated for June 19 to July 3, 2021, and over 500,000 candidates had claimed they were unable to register for the examination within the given time frame – before May 29.

The candidates cited inability to generate a profile code and difficulty in obtaining the compulsory National Identification Number (NIN) for the examination.

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