The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is deliberating if there would be a need to extend the registration period and change the death of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this on Friday at a zoom meeting titled, ‘Briefing session for the committees on 2021 UTME’.
Oloyede, however, stated that the Mock examination would begin on May 20 as stipulated earlier.
The registrar explained that “Presently, we have 1.2million candidates that have registered but we expect 1.9million. 600,000 candidates had made attempt to register but because of NIN, they could not. We want to do an appraisal of all the issues to know if we are extending registration or not.”
“Extending registration may not be the solution if we found out that we can give 80 per cent of those who have made attempt another password, then there will be no need to extend registration.”
“We have to determine where the problem is coming before we can say we are extending. After today, we will address the press tomorrow on the outcome of the meeting on the main examination date and registration. We want to assess what is happening.”
The zoom meeting had in attendance 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.