Jamb Registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has recorded at least 600,000 failed attempts, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
More than 1.1 million candidates have registered so far, and the board expects 1.9 million candidates to register, said Ishaq Oloyede, Jamb Registrar.
Speaking during a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME committee members on Friday, Oloyede started that the possibility of shifting the exam date planned to hold between June 5 and 19 was very high.
He said though 50 per cent of candidates have already registered without problem, he added the board will analyse what is happening and know where the problem is coming from
He added that after meeting with stakeholders, they will decide on whether to shift the exam forward or not.
Changing the exam date is not the solution, at the meeting we will discuss how some of the problems experienced by candidates would be resolved. It is important that we carry everyone along”, Oloyede stated.
He apologising for the new initiatives introduced in the 2021 UTME, illustrated that it was not to punish candidates but to rather expose candidates in the manner of indulging in various forms of malpractices.
Oloyede elucidated that candidates are expected to provide two pictures in the exam script, pictures of who register for the exam and of persons who register for NIN
He added that the MOCK exam, which is to come up on Thursday, is an exam meant to test out ability, as the main exam is coming up on June 5 and 19.
He further published that JAMB has attained about 802 exam centres across the country and 104 centres in towns adding that Lagos state alone has four centres