The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has hinted that there is high possibility of shifting the date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The exam is scheduled for between June 5 and 19, 2021.
The Registrar of the Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede attributed this to the inability of many of the 2021 UTME Candidates to register for the examination.
Prof. Oloyede said during a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME Committee members that over 600,000 candidates, who indicated interest in sitting for the exams, were yet to register.
He said the candidates were finding it difficult to register due to the challenges of National Identification Number (NIN).
According to him, 1.1 million, out of anticipated approximately 1.9 million candidates, have so far registered for the 2021 UTME.
The JAMB Boss noted that though 50 per cent of candidates have already registered without problem, there is need to carry everyone along.