Finally JAMB shifts 2021 UTME to June 19

By Okey Igwe

Saturday May 15, 2021


The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) which was originally scheduled to hold from June 5 to June 19 has been moved to start from June 19 to July 3, Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede has announced.

He made the announcement at an ongoing press conference on Saturday in Abuja.

Prof Oloyede had on Friday while addressing a stakeholders meeting said that JAMB is seriously considering shifting the examination date from the originally proposed date of June 5 to June 19 to a later date.


According to the JAMB Registrar, this was intended to accommodate about 600,000 candidates who had indicated interest to write this years UTME who may have been denied the opportunity if the board were to maintain the earlier scheduled date.

The registrar also announced an extension of registration for the examination by two weeks.

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