Why candidates experienced hitches in UTME registration – JAMB

Uba Group

BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE                                    

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has explained why candidates experienced hitches during the registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.

The Board hinged the challenges on failure of the applicants to follow simple instructions.

Registrar, JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, made this known during visits to computer-based test centres in Kogo-Bwari and Garki 2 on Wednesday.

He said over 80 per cent of registration problems had been linked to faults on the part of candidates.

β€œMany of them (candidates) were sending wrong things and commands for NIN, making NIMC unable to verify such numbers. The problems are self-created by the candidates; you are sending messages for a profile code and no credit of N50,” Oloyede said.

The Registrar noted that despite the extension, the number of applicants who had registered for the examination fell drastically until towards the closing date.

According to him, only 1.38 million candidates procured the PIN for registration while 1.37 million completed their registration.

The board had on May 15, 2021 extended the registration timeline to May 29 due to the complaints by members of the public which varied from issues relating to the National Identification Number.