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2021 UTME: JAMB announces new guidelines, changes position on NIN

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) on Monday announced that candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now send their NIN from any SIM of their choice provided the SIM has not been used by another candidate to register for UTME/DE in the past.

This new position was contrary to JAMB’s earlier statement that only the SIM that was linked to a candidate’s NIN could be used to send their NIN to 55019.

JAMB said that the right process is to send the word `NIN’, allow one space in between, and then insert the eleven digits NIN number and send it to 55019.

JAMB said that any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate,’’ the statement from the weekly bulletin further reads.

The examination body also announced that more than 300,000 candidates have been registered for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

8, 000 Direct Entry (DE) candidates according to JAMB were rejected.

It said total profile code generated so far is 497,528.

“Total UTME pin vended is 344, 115, while total pin vended for DE is 10, 848. Total registered candidates for UTME, 316, 132 and total registered candidates for DE is 8, 490. Total candidates who have indicated interest in sitting for the mock UTME are 126, 402,’’ it said.

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JAMB however said that the mock UTME earlier scheduled to hold on April 30, has been rescheduled for May 20, while the examination will take place from June 5 to June 19.

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Registration for UTME/DE began on April 8 and will end on May 15.

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