Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB may postpone UTME examination 2021, Professor Ishaq Oloyede said.
The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has pointed out the possible postponement of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which will take place between June 5 and 19.
He said the decision to either postpone the examination or to continue as scheduled the exam will be made on Friday evening at a meeting with stakeholders and institutions.
Oloyede, who made this clear on Friday morning during an ongoing virtual pre-test meeting with relevant stakeholders, blamed the development for the difficulties candidates faced in their registration efforts.
However, the registrar confirmed that the Mock exam scheduled for May 20 will continue as planned.
He said; “We are here to praise you and apologize for some difficulties, especially with your attempts to register. Most of these things are outside our purview. They are government policies and we have little or no control over them, you.
“Although the Mock will continues as planned, we cannot say the same about the basic review. This is mainly because of NIN. We have more than 600,000 candidates who have shown interest in our exams but have not received the details.”
Previously, it was reported that both candidates and JAMB stakeholders had difficulty taking the exam this year.
Prof. Oloyede, who praised the newspaper for its “well-informed report” about the possible extension of the application deadline, said he could not confirm whether registration would be extended or not.
He said the decision would be taken at a meeting between Friday and Saturday morning.
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