JAMB has stated that the 2021 UTME/DE registration which closes May 29th, 2021 will no longer be extended. The board however has created another opportunity for candidates who actually wanted to register but due to one technical issue or the other, has been unable to register.

JAMB made this known in its Weekly Bulletin, published by the office of the Registrar and made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

JAMB noted that despite the two weeks extension of the registration from May 15th to May 29th, many candidates still had issues registering. Some of the issues include lateness or non-delivery of National Identity Number (NIN) verification code; inability to obtain NIN; mismatch or wrong names originally submitted to National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

According to JAMB, while few of such excuses have been found to be genuine, a large number were traceable to fraudsters whom it alleged, were hell bent on subverting the system. JAMB however said that it will give another opportunity to those who have genuinely tried to register but failed, due to some of the challenges mentioned.

Consequently, all prospective candidates with genuine proof(s) of failed efforts to register before the closing date, should visit any of JAMB’s offices nationwide or JAMB-owned Professional Test Centres across the country for reconciliation between Monday, May 31, and June 15.


1. Candidates with genuine reasons for missing the registration are to obtain and complete a form at the JAMB office or JAMB-owned test centre, at no cost.

2. They are to submit, for the Reading Test and the Application, a certified Bank Draft of N4,000 only in favour of JAMB and obtain a signed duplicate copy from the office.

3. They will also submit the completed form with a recent passport photograph at the same office of collection and collect a copy of the Reading Test.

4. Candidates are to wait for further directives through the registered phone number and Public Service Announcement through the NTA Network News as soon as the screening is completed.”

5. JAMB said, however, that 1,383,420 candidates procured the Pin for registration as at May 29, while 1,375,694 have completed their registration.


  • There will be no registration for 2021 UTME/DE without a properly obtained NIN which had to be verified or validated by the NIMC.
  • Any candidate who submits another application after having successfully registered during the earlier registration period will have the two attempts disqualified.
  • Any false claim will attract severe sanctions, including forfeiture of the deposited Bank Draft, cancellation of application(s) and prosecution.
  • Due to the fact that some parents and school proprietors have been found to mislead candidates for illicit gains and personal aggrandizement, the board advises all to allow each candidate to personally go through the process.
  • JAMB does not tolerate the involvement of any third party or group in the registration process