The National Identification Number is now compulsory for students sitting for the 2021 UTME.
The use of the National Identification Number is now compulsory for candidates sitting for this year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry examination.
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made this known on Wednesday in a statement by its, Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Wednesday. This is as it said the 2021 UTME would hold from Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 19th June 2021.
The board said registration for the examinations will start on Thursday, 8th April to Saturday, 15th May 2021.
The board said there will be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME/DE application documents.
According to the statement, the Governing Board of JAMB took the decision after its meeting on the 22nd of March, 2021.
The statement said applicants will have to supply their National Identity Number (NIN) before they can register for the examinations.
The board added that the use of NIN was mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise
It said registration will take place in 700 Computer – Based Test Centres nationwide.