The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) may be forced to postpone its 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination due to the hindrance posed by the National Identification Number (NIN).
This was according to the Registrar of the board, Prof. Is’aq Oloyede after a zoom meeting titled ‘Briefing session for the committees on 2021 UTME’.
The exam was originally slated for the 5th of June till the 19th but now looks set to be moved.
According to the Prof. Oloyede, “Presently, we have 1.2million candidates that have registered but we expect 1.9million. 600,000 candidates had made attempt to register but because of NIN they could not. We want to do an appraisal of all the issues to know if we are extending registration or not.
“Extending registration may not be the solution if we found out that we can give 80 per cent of those who have made attempt another password, then there will be no need to extend registration.
“We have to determine where the problem is coming before we can say we are extending. After today, we will address the press tomorrow on the outcome of the meeting on the main examination date and registration. We want to assess what is happening,” he said.