The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has ruled out the possibility of a further extension of the registration period for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). In its latest bulletin published on Monday, it explained that the decision became necessary in view of the limited time available to conduct the examination.
“Due to time constraints within the window available to JAMB on the Annual National Examinations Timetable, further extension of the registration period is not feasible. “Nevertheless, the Board is desirous of availing every prospective candidate the opportunity to still participate in the 2021 registration exercise,” it said.
JAMB had announced a two-week extension of the registration period on May 15 following a meeting with critical stakeholders, in response to the pressure from individuals and groups. It, however, regretted that the number of registrants from the time of extension fell drastically until towards the new closing date.
On the new closing day (May 29), 1,383,420 candidates had procured the PIN for registration and 1,375,694 of the total figure had completed their registration.