The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) says registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will start April 8.
JAMB also says the UTME examination is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19.
According to a statement issued by the board and signed by the head of the public affairs and protocol unit, Fabian Benjamin, both the UTME and the direct entry forms will be on sale concurrently.
It, however, added that for any prospective candidates to be registered, the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory.
The NIN, which is a unique number that identifies individuals, is issued by the country’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) upon enrolment.
“For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). It is therefore mandatory for participation in the 2021 Registration Exercise,” the statement reads in part.
JAMB had in the past made the NIN mandatory for the candidates willing to register for its examinations but later announced the cancellation of the policy following the harrowing experiences of the candidates at the various registration centres.
The examination body has retained the cost of registration at N3,500 and an additional N500 for the mandatory purchase of reading texts for the candidates.