JAMB Postpones 2021 UTME & DE Registration Till Further Notice

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Postpones 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and Direct Entry Registration Over National Identification Number (NIN) Integration Challenge.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the postponement of the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise earlier scheduled to commence today 8th April, 2021.


The postponement was necessary due to the failure or inability of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to integrate the National Identification Number (NIN) on their database to ensure a smooth registration exercise.

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The registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) earlier scheduled to commence today, 8th April, 2021 has been postponed. This was contained in a statement by JAMB's Head of Media and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

He stated that the development was caused by some unforeseen circumstances occasioned by the board's determined effort to have a NIN integration.

According to him, the Board didn’t place the 2021 UTME/DE registration 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.

He added that the 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.