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JAMB may postpone 2021 UTME – Oloyede.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says there are possibilities of postponing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known during a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME Committee Members on Friday.

He disclosed that over 600,000 candidates who indicated interest in sitting for the exams, are yet to register.

The exam is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19.

He said the candidates were finding it difficult to register due to the challenges of National Identification Number (NIN).

The Registrar said so far, 1.1 million candidates had registered for the 2021 UTME, stating that the board anticipated approximately 1.9 million registrations at the end of the exercise.

The JAMB boss noted that though more than 50 per cent of candidates had already registered without problem, there was need to carry everyone along.

According to him, after meeting with stakeholders, we will decide on whether to shift the exam or not.

The possibility of shifting the exam forward is still high; but that will be determined after our meeting with stakeholders.

“This is because about 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest in the exam are yet to register. There is need to give everyone the opportunity,” he said.

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