By Umar F Ibrahim
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is looking for the possibility of shifting the date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB made this known at a virtual meeting with the 2021 UTME Committee Members on Friday.Oloyede disclosed that over 600,000 candidates who indicated an interest in sitting for the exams, are yet to register.
The exam is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19.
He said the candidates were finding it difficult to register due to the challenges of the National Identification Number (NIN).
He said so far, 1.1 million candidates had registered for the 2021 UTME, stating that the board anticipated approximately 1.9 million registrations at the end of the exercise.
The JAMB boss noted that though 50 per cent of candidates had already registered without problem, there was a need to carry everyone along.
According to him, that after meeting with stakeholders, we will decide on whether to shift the exam or not.