Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the National Identity Number (NIN) is mandatory for students seeking admission into universities of their choice.
The board made this known on Wednesday in a statement by its, Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
This is as it said the 2021 UTME would hold from Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 19th June 2021.
The board said registration for the examinations will start on Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May 2021.
The JAMB spokesman said the mock examination will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who indicate interest and are registered before April 24.
Dr. Benjamin said:
“Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country; the list is available in all the state offices of JAMB and on its website at www.jamb.gov.ng.
“The approved schedule for registration and examination are that registration exercise will start on Thursday, April 8 and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021.”
He said the registration fee for the 2021 application documents remained N3,500 and N500 for recommended Reading Text.
Benjamin noted that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will run concurrently with that of UTME candidates.
In addition, the board said there will be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents.
According to the statement, the Governing Board of JAMB took the decision after its meeting on the 22nd of March, 2021. The statement said applicants will have to supply their NIN before they can register for the examinations.
The JAMB spokesman said further information regarding the registration processes and requirements would be made available on JAMB’s official website and also advertised in the electronic and print media from April 5.