JAMB extends 2021 UTME registration and mock exam




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By Funmilayo Adeyemi

– The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the extension of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and mock examinations following reports of widespread delay in .

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the of JAMB made the announcement at a news conference after a -day meeting in on Saturday.

Oloyede said that the board had identified challenges in and as such proffering solution to them.

He said that at the end of the meeting, had recommended a -week extension for the exercise fixing the date for May 29.

The board had earlier fixed the deadline for for May 15, however,  had to extend the date owing to challenges candidates were faced during .

Oloyede said that following to this, the 2021 Mock earlier scheduled for May 20 would now hold on June 3, while the would hold from June 19 to July 3.

“Field reports showed a huge improvement in the processes. As at today, 1,134,424 candidates have so far registered.

undertook on the spot assessment of the CBT centers and discovered lapses which warranted the extension.

“The challenges among other include candidates non-compliance  registration requirements, using wrong format to generate profile code and using multiple phone numbers, among others,” he said.

Oloyede said that the board would disburse monitoring to the of the federation and direct CBT centres to selling e-pins.

He said that the board would sanction any CBT centres that violated the board’s requirements.

He, therefore, implore the of Education to help discourage parents to desist from registering underage to pursue tertiary education. (NAN)