The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said that the board will decide if there is a need to extend the registration period and change the date of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Oloyede made this known today, at a zoom meeting titled, ‘Briefing session for the committees on 2021 UTME’.
The UTME had been slated to hold between June 5 and 19.
Oloyede, however, stated that the Mock examination would begin on May 20 as stipulated earlier.
The registrar explained that 1.2million candidates have registered for the examination as another 1.9million are still expected to register. He revealed that 600,000 candidates had made attempt to register but couldn’t do because they do not have their National Identification Numbers. He added that the exam body would do an appraisal of all the issues to know if we are extending registration or not.
The zoom meeting witnessed an attendance of stakeholders who all stated their challenges while some others appreciated the innovations and transparency which Oloyede brought to the fore in the yearly conduct of UTME.