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Jamb Registration 2021 | This Article will uncover all necessary information about Jamb Registration as it has been announced that NIN Is Compulsory for 2021 Jamb Registration.


For some time, we have receiving questions from individuals who want to participate in this year Jamb CBT Examination in some States in Nigeria. and I believe that this article will answer some of the questions that has been asked to us.

Some of these questions includes:

Has Jamb Registration 2021 Started?

What is the date for the Registration?

How much is Jamb Registration?

Where can I register this year’s Jamb?

Is NIN really Compulsory?

How do I go about the registration?

When is Jamb registration closing date?

All questions will be answered in this article, to get all necessary information, we implore you to read this content carefully in order not to make unnecessary mistakes while registering for Jamb 2021.

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Has Jamb Registration 2021 Started?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed that all arrangements have been finalized for the sale of registration forms for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).

The announcement was made in the Office of the Registrar’s Vol. 2, No. 15 Weekly Bulletin, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

The board stated that official dates for the selling of both documents and the administration of the examinations will be announced no later than March 24.

According to JAMB, the 2021 exam has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, the board issued a notice that any ongoing selling of forms and registration was fraudulent and unrelated to JAMB.

“Unlike previous years, this year’s exercise is remarkable due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of virtually every aspect of public life.

“The pause is being experienced with this current reality in mind, with the board embarking on a series of structural changes aimed at ensuring that academic operations are not unduly impacted.

“The general public should be informed that the 2021 UTME/DE application forms are not yet available for purchase. Anyone who advertises something to the contrary is a swindler,” it warned.

Although reiterating its dedication to maintaining sanity in the process, the board also revealed that it had apprehended one Mr Okogu Ambrose for unlawfully registering candidates.

The board went on to say that Ambrose was apprehended after collecting money from innocent candidates in the name of registering them for the yet-to-be-launched 2021/2022 UTME exercise.

“Ambrose is a repeat criminal who was convicted in 2020 for extorting money for which he lacked authority.

“The board, on the other hand, will ensure that appropriate security agencies prosecute Ambrose in the hope that he does not escape the long arm of the law this time,” it said.

JAMB also encouraged all to support its efforts to ensure that bad apples in society who were bent on undermining education and developmental goals faced the full wrath of the law.

According to the information obtained, it was stated the registration for 2021 Jamb will commence in April

What is the date for the Registration?

According to JAMB, registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) has begun.

According to a statement released on Wednesday in Bwari, FCT, by its Head of Public Affairs and Protocols, Dr Fabian Benjamin, all prospective candidates must have their National Identity Number (NIN) at the time of registration.

“This is required for inclusion in the 2021 registration process.

“There will be 700 registration centers throughout the country; a list can be found at all JAMB state offices and on the JAMB website at www.jamb.gov.ng.

“According to the approved registration and review schedule, the registration period will begin on Thursday, April 8, and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

“Candidates should also be mindful that Direct Entry applicants will be able to register at the same time as UTME candidates.

“For the sale of UTME or DE application papers, there will be no time extensions.”

“A mock review will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who show an interest and register before April 24.

He said, “The UTME will be held from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19, 2021.”

The statement went on to say that the examination will be held at any of the centers in the candidate’s chosen examination town.

It also stated that the registration fee for the 2021 application documents will remain N3, 500, with an additional N500 for the recommended Reading Text.

It noted that additional information about the registration processes and standards will be available on JAMB’s official website, as well as advertised in electronic and print media, beginning April 5.

How much is Jamb Registration?

It also stated that the registration fee for the 2021 application documents will remain N3, 500, with an additional N500 for the recommended Reading Text.

Where can I register this year’s Jamb?

There will be 700 registration centers throughout the country; a list can be found at all JAMB state offices and on the JAMB website at www.jamb.gov.ng.

“According to the approved registration and review schedule, the registration period will begin on Thursday, April 8, and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

“Candidates should also be mindful that Direct Entry applicants will be able to register at the same time as UTME candidates.

“For the sale of UTME or DE application papers, there will be no time extensions.

Is NIN really Compulsory?

According to Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced that in order to avoid examination malpractices, the board has introduced the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Oloyede, who spoke in Abuja on Friday during a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres, service providers, and other stakeholders to kickstart the 2021 UTME registration, also warned that no CBT is allowed to register candidates for NIN, and any center found doing so will be sanctioned.

Oloyede clarified that the Minister of Education issued the directive requiring the use of NIN as a requirement for registration, and that the motivation was also for security reasons.

“The NIN is all we need; we don’t even need the candidate’s name. We’ll then pull the candidate’s data as required, and the process will continue from there,” Oloyede explained.

“It is for security reasons; it allows us at our small level to prevent impersonation, but there is a broader picture of insecurity in the world, and we know that many of the problems we have are due to an identity problem; we cannot identify every individual, where he is, and what he is doing.

“The government is attempting to ensure that we have a strategy for bolstering the security system, and of course, if those entering tertiary institutions are subjected to this simple civil duty, it will be helpful to establish a culture of accountability, since accountability starts with identification.”

The JAMB registrar, who claimed that candidates must use open sim cards that have never been used for UTME registration, stated that talks with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy were underway to offer a conditioned waiver to an estimated 20% of candidates who do not have a sim card.

“We notified the National Communication Commission (NCC), approached the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, and we are optimistic that we will be granted a waiver with, of course, criteria that the candidates must meet,” he said.

“Not all of the candidates are without SIM cards; 80 percent already have them; we’re talking about the remaining 20%, and if we are lucky enough to receive the minister’s waiver via the NCC, we will go ahead and ensure full compliance with the conditionalities because it is in our national interest that some items that have been placed in place should be enabled..”

Although warning CBT center owners against examination malpractice, the JAMB Registrar claimed that all centers operated by the same people as a center caught in the moral act will be suspended.

How do I go about the registration?

As earlier mentioned, Jamb registration will take place in 700 centres across Nigeria. You can as well visit any Jamb office closer to you for more information

When is Jamb registration closing date?

All admissions to the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2021/2022 academic session will end on June 15, 2021, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
According to the board, the decision was reached unanimously during a virtual meeting with the heads of the country’s tertiary institutions. The announcement was made in a statement released to journalists yesterday.

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB, confirmed that the meeting with the institutions was held to assess their status on the 2021/22 admissions scale.

“After a robust and informative deliberation, members unanimously decided that all public universities are expected to finish their admissions on or before May 15, 2021, while private universities and all IEIs, polytechnics, and colleges of education are expected to finish theirs on or before June 15, 2021,” the statement said.

Oloyede reiterated that the chosen deadlines were sacred and binding on all organisations, and that the board would not allow any violation of the meeting’s collective decision.

He stated that the board would announce the start date for the selling of application documents for the 2021/2022 academic session in a week.

The registrar urged all institutions to strictly follow all advisories sent to them about inter/intra-university transfers, international inter-university transfers and fresh foreign applicants, program and institution changes, and other important admissions processes.

He stated that the order was appropriate to prevent needless squabbles that could jeopardize the future of innocuous candidates and their eventual mobilization for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Oloyede clarified that the transfer of candidates within institutions, whether locally or globally, is an appropriate procedure if accepted by the respective institution’s senate or council, but that due process must be followed.

According to him, the board, as a responsible organization and gatekeeper, would not allow the mechanism to be abused in order for unqualified applicants to gain access to our institutions.

“JAMB will not be a party to any illegal transition or violation of existing guidelines. Adequate assessments or tests must be carried out to determine if those applicants meet the minimum criteria or have the prerequisite credentials to be admitted to the institution in the first place.”

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