No NIN, No Writing Of JAMB Or Direct Entry – JAMB Warns


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has warned those sitting for the 2021 JAMB examination and direct entry to get their National Identity Number (NIN), ready.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, March 24, by the JAMB spokesman Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said all potential candidates must provide their NIN at the point of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration.

“This is mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise,” Benjamin said while announcing that JAMB has commenced registration for the 2021 examination.

“Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country; the list is available in all the state offices of JAMB and on its website at

“The approved schedules for registration and examination are that registration exercise will start on Thursday, April 8 and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021.”

He also noted, that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. learnt, that there won’t be extension of extra time for the sale of the UTME or DE application documents.

The JAMB spokesman also revealed, that the mock examination will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who indicate interest and are registered before April 24.

He noted that “UTME will hold from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19, 2021.”

He however, stated that venues of the examination would be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town.

He said the registration fee for the 2021 application documents remained N3,500 and N500 for recommended Reading Text.


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