By Veronica Dariya
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has postponed the 2021 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), earlier scheduled for Saturday, April 30.
It will now hold on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
The board made this known in a statement, signed by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The statement said that the change was part of the board’s ongoing adjustments to its operational processes.
”However, the change would not affect other schedules, including the date for the UTME, fixed for June 5 to 19.
“Candidates, who have registered and have chosen to sit for the exercise, and other critical stakeholders, are to take note of this change of date.” JAMB stated.
Meanwhile, the board noted that the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) registration was ongoing and also scheduled to end on May 15.
Candidates, the board said, were to first generate their profiles by sending their details to 55019.
“The right process is to send the word “NIN”, allow one space in between, then insert the eleven digits NIN number and send to 55019, that is; NIN 00000000000.
“Any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate.
“It is also necessary for the candidate to know that only the SIM that is linked to his or her NIN can be used to send the NIN to 55019.”