Jamb News Today: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally announced the registration date and the exam date of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Although most students were happy to hear the news which was immediately short-lived by another announcement by Dr. Fabian Benjamin which states that the 2021 UTME Candidates will not be able to participate in the JAMB 2021 examination if they don’t have their National Identification Number (NIN).

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Meanwhile, The statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, states that the registration exercise of the 2021 JAMB UTME will begin on Thursday, April 8, 2021.


The announcement also mentioned the commencement of the registration of candidates for the 2021 Direct Entry (DE). JAMB stated that candidates who want to apply for Direct Entry should note that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will also run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. Thus, the time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents will not be extended for anybody.

In the statement, JAMB made it clear through Dr. Fabian Benjamin, that candidates will definitely require their NIN (National Identity Number) for registration.

JAMB Also Stated that the JAMB Registration will take place in 700 centres across Nigeria. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE JAMB ACCREDITED CENTERS TO PURCHASE JAMB FORM, HOW TO REGISTER FOR YOUR 2021 JAMB UTME AND CLOSING DATE FOR THE 2021 JAMB REGISTRATION. You can also see the list of 700 centres to buy your JAMB Form on JAMB’S website and also in any JAMB offices in Nigeria.

NOTE that the JAMB registration will be carried out in 700 centres across Nigeria. CHECK OUT THE LIST HERE Or on Jamb’s website which is =>> www.jamb.gov.ng


Here’s how the statement reads: “The Governing Board of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) met at its meeting of 22nd March 2021 and decided that: For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for participation in the 2021 Registration Exercise.

“The approved schedule for registration and examination are as follows: a. Registration exercise will start on Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May 2021.

“Optional Mock will be held on Friday, 30th April 2021 (for those? who indicate interest and registered? before 24th? April 2021).

“The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would hold from? Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 19th June 2021.

“The venue of the examination will be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town. The registration fee for the 2021 application documents is N3,500 and N500 for the recommended Reading Text.

“Information regarding other registration processes and requirements would be made available on the Board’s website and advertised in the electronics and print media from 5th April 2021.”

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