The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2021 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), earlier scheduled for April 30, will now hold on May 20.


According to NAN, Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of public affairs and protocol, broke the news in a statement on Sunday.

The statement noted that the change was part of the board’s ongoing adjustments to its operational processes.

It, however, said the adjustment would not affect other schedules, including the date for the UTME scheduled to hold from June 5 to 19.


“Candidates, who have registered and have chosen to sit for the exercise, and other critical stakeholders, are to take note of this change of date,” it read.

The board also noted that the 2021 UTME/Direct Entry (DE) registration is ongoing and will end on May 15.

It added that candidates are required to first generate their profiles by sending their details to 55019.


“The right process is to send the word ‘NIN’, allow one space in between, then insert the eleven digits NIN number and send to 55019, that is; NIN 00000000000,” it added.

“Any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate. It is also necessary for the candidate to know that only the SIM that is linked to his or her NIN can be used to send the NIN to 55019.”

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