EDUCATION: Over 300,000 candidates has been registered by JAMB in the ongoing registration.


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), has so far registered more than 300,000 candidates for the ongoing 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB has also registered more than 8,000 Direct Entry (DE) candidates reported by the boards weekly bulletin.

“Total UTME pin vended is 344, 115, while total pin vended for DE is 10, 848. Total registered candidates for UTME, 316, 132, and total registered candidates for DE is 8, 490.

“Total candidates who have indicated an interest in sitting for the mock UTME are 126, 402,” it said.

NAN also reports that the mock UTME earlier scheduled to hold on April 30, is now to take place on May 20, while the examination will take place from June 5 to June 19.

According to the bulletin, candidates can send their National Identity Number (NIN) from any SIM of their choice provided the SIM has not been used by another candidate to register for UTME/DE in the past.

JAMB said that this was contrary to its earlier statement that only the SIM that was linked to a candidate’s NIN could be used to send their NIN to 55019.

NAN reports that the board had on Sunday said that candidates could only generate their profiles by sending their details to 55019 on the SIM linked to their NIN.

Registration for UTME/DE which began on April 8, will end on May 15

“The right process is to send the word ‘NIN’, allow one space in between, and then insert the eleven digits NIN number and send it to 55019.