BAD NEWS FOR STUDENTS: 2021 Jamb Examination May Be Postpone For This Reason.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has stated that they are considering postponing the date of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
This was disclosed by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar on Friday at a zoom meeting titled, ‘Briefing session for the committees on 2021 UTME’.
According to the registrar, the board will decide if there is a need to extend the registration period and change the date of the examination which was earlier slated to hold between June 5 and 19.
Oloyede, however, stated that the Mock examination would begin on May 20 as stipulated earlier.
On why the UTME might be postponed, Oloyede explained that they had not gotten the number of candidates expected to register for the exams.
“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 percent of those who have made attempt another password, then there will be no need to extend registration.
The registrar added, “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.”
The virtual meeting had in attendance stakeholders who all stated their challenges while some others appreciated the innovations and transparency which Oloyede brought to the fore in the yearly conduct of UTME.
In March 2021, JAMB, had announced the dates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
However, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesman, added that all candidates must provide their National Identity Number (NIN) at the point of registration.
“This is mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise,” he said.
“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.
“The approved schedule for registration and examination are that registration exercise will start on Thursday, April 8 and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
“Candidates are also to note that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will run concurrently with that of UTME candidates.
“There will be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME or DE application documents.
“Mock examination will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who indicate interest and are registered before April 24.
“UTME will hold from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19, 2021.”
The statement added that venues of the examination would be at any of the centres in the candidate’s chosen examination town.
It also added that the registration fee for the 2021 application documents remained N3,500 and N500 for recommended reading text.
It stated that further information regarding the registration processes and requirements would be made available on JAMB’s official website and also advertised in the electronic and print media from April 5.
It was earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently urged Nigerians to fully participate the ongoing synchronisation of National Identification Number with SIM cards across the country
The president made the call on while inaugurating the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Cards registration at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Explaining why it is important, President Buhari said will help the nation to easily identify people, including the crooks.
He also noted that this will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening the economy.
According to him, proper identification of all Nigerians and legal residents in the country and the ability to conveniently access a database would provide an impetus for more effective planning and security oversight.
“The NIN will cover one of the weaknesses in our security structure. We will be able to easily identify and know the personality of Nigerians. We will identify people easily, including the crooks,’’ he said.
The President said the inauguration of the Revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card registration was timely and would support efforts to enhance security and develop the economy.
“The National Identification Number is the foundational digital ID for the country; both Nigerian citizens and legal residents are expected to obtain the NIN. It will provide access to government services and will give government useful insights that will enable us to utilize scarce resources in a more efficient way,’’ he added.
In related news, Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has said that she will not link her National Identification Number to her phone number as required by the Federal Government.
Yesufu in a recent tweet said that linking her NIN to her phone number will have her information in the control of a terrorist sympathiser and his cohorts.
She posted this on Twitter with the hashtag #PantiMustGo which demands the sacking or resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
“Let me repeat categorically what I have said before. I WILL NOT BE LINKING MY NIN to my phone number! I will rather not have a phone line than willingly give my information and have it in the control of a terrorist sympathiser and his cohorts #PantamiMustGo,” Yesufu tweeted.
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra recently stated that the president’s appointment of Pantami as as the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy was a continuation of the “Fulanistic agenda of islamizing the country by all means.
This was disclosed in a statement by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, titled, ‘Buhari has vindicated MASSOB through Isa Pantami’s appointment’.
According to the group, the minister is a Fulani terrorist apologist and an ardent promoter/supporter of radical and extreme Islamism adding that “Pantami is a qualified and excellent tool in the hand of President Buhari in his primitive quest of making the Nigerian state as the permanent homeland for all Fulani scattered in West Africa.”.
The statement reads, “It is only in the southern and middle beltan Christian-dominated regions that Pantami’s National Identification Number (NIN) registration was made extremely compulsory.
“The NIN registration was an electronic digital instrument of monitoring the personal data of the people of southern and middle beltan regions. It will also be a major electronic means of disfranchising the electorate from the southern and middle beltan regions and rigging the presidential election results of 2023 to favour the Fulani interest and Islamic religious agenda.”
MASSOB also stated that Pantanmi will never resign his appointment of helping President Buhari to make Nigeria a permanent homeland for all the Fulani of West Africa.”
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