The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has postponed the commencement of registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry to a later date.
UnimaidGist reported that the registration exercise was scheduled to commence today, April 8, 2021.
The Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the date was not realistic due to some hitches, including the National Identity Number, NIN, integration.
He added: “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.