The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has advised candidates whose registration process have not been completed, to visit any specially designated centre to finish the process.
Media Head of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin give this brief on Monday, saying that it affected only candidates who who found it impossible to complete their registration during the earlier scheduled registration period.
He also made it clear that only candidates who gave cogent reasons for not being able to complete their registration process and had been contacted, are the ones that are expected to visit the centres.
His exact words: ‘At the end of the period originally scheduled for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration on May 15, the registration period was extended. Another two weeks that elapsed on May 29, was given to accommodate candidates who, largely due to issues related with newly introduced pre-requisite of National Identification Number (NIN), could not register. Additional extension of two weeks was made to compile the list of all prospective candidates who for any reason were unable to register. The candidates who have not registered but have secured the profile codes and initiated the registration process are expected to visit the specially designated registration centres to complete the registration on Tuesday, June 15.
Designated registration centre for each candidate is being forwarded to them through the GSM text (SMS) messages and also available on the website of the Board (www.jamb.gov.ng) from 12 noon on Monday, June 14.
The identification number on each form given to the candidates has been used to assign the candidates to their registration centres.
Only candidates who have secured their profile codes are expected to visit the centres. Also, the names of the few who have not yet obtained their NIN or profile codes have been forwarded to NIMC and would be contacted as soon as they are cleared by NIMC. Each candidate posted to any non-JAMB owned CBT centre is expected to pay the registration fee of N1,000 to such CBT centre,’ Benjamin concluded.
The 2021 UTME is scheduled to commence from June 19 to July 3.
The Registrar of the board, Professor Is’haq Oloyede on his part, noted that there is a possibility of conducting a second UTME for candidates with genuine registration challenges.
Still on Education, the National Common Entrance Examination cut-off mark for unity schools in Nigeria for 2020/2021 session has been released.
Cut-off marks remain a major prerequisite for offering admission into any of the 104 unity schools in Nigeria every year after every examination.
The national cut-off mark for the 2020/ 2021 academic session is 142. Three candidates came out tops this year. They are Umeonyiagu Chinua Crucifixio from Anambra who scored 199; Onwuamanam Udochukwu from Enugu state with a 198 score and Salaam Mariam Aderemilekun of Lagos state who scored 197.
The admission criteria set by the Federal government for unity schools is as follows: The national merit or the cut-off Mark will take 60%, equality of state 30%, while other factors take 10%; Candidates who apply for schools outside their State of origin will be given priority; Candidates who score more than the minimum required score in the National common entrance examination are usually given preference over those that manage to meet up with the cut off point.
According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the admission criteria set by FG for unity schools is as follows:
National merit or the cut off mark would take 60%, equality of state 30%, and other factors 10%
Candidates who apply for schools outside their state of origin would be given priority.