The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says it has shifted the date for the commencement of 2021 unified tertiary matriculation examination and that of direct entry initially to start on the 8th of April 2021 to a later date.

In a statement by head of public affairs and protocol of the board, Benjamin Fabian says, the postponement is as a result of unforeseen circumstances occasioned by the board’s determination to integrate the national Identity number(NIN) into the exercise.

Dr Fabian calls on candidates to be patient has the board is working towards resolving the issue in good time to enable candidates start the creation of profile.

He said: “To be sure all processes are completed before the commencement, the Board didn’t place its advertorial as it was yet to complete the process of a smooth pin vending and candidate access to the registration app for the 2021 UTME/DE.

“The advertisement is the surest indication of the beginning of the exercise as it has all the step by step process that candidates are required to follow.

“However, this delay is caused by some unforeseen circumstances occasioned by our determined effort to have a NIN integration.

“This challenge is being resolved and once that is done, all processes shall commence. Candidates are therefore requested to exercise some patience.

“The process shall be up and running shortly for our advertisement to be rollout so that candidates can begin the creation of profile.”


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