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JAMB News Today 2021 Check Latest JAMB News for April

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See the latest Jamb News Today! News concerning Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) comes out often, but many of them are not known by the general public. In this article, we have compiled all of the latest JAMB news today for April 2021. Read through carefully.

JAMB News Today 2021

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.

The board conducts the entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

The board is also charged with the responsibility of administering similar examinations for applicants of the Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

The mission of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to reliably measure candidates’ abilities and determine their suitability for higher education. READ MORE

A record of over 2.1 million candidates registered for the 2020 examination.

Latest 2021 JAMB News Today

1. Why JAMB Made NIN Compulsory for Registration:

Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has said the board introduced the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to checkmate examination malpractices.

Oloyede explained that the directive for the use of NIN as a prerequisite for registration was from the Minister of Education, saying the motive was also for security reasons.

2. JAMB Makes NIN Mandatory for UTME & DE Registration:

JAMB said that for any person to be registered for UTME or direct entry, he or she must supply the National Identification Number (NIN). It is, therefore, mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise.

The board explained that the registration would take place in 700 centres across the country, adding that the list was available in all the state offices and JAMB’s website.

According to the examination body, the registration for direct entry applicants would run concurrently with that of UTME candidates.

3. JAMB Makes NIN Mandatory for UTME & DE Admission:

JAMB spokesman Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday, 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.

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4. JAMB Begins 2021 UTME Registration:

JAMB says it has started the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration.

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 schedule for registration and examination is that the 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.

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5. ICPC Arrests Former JAMB Registrar:

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a former registrar of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

Ojerinde, according to ICPC spokesperson Azuka Ogugua, was arrested on 15th March 2021, in Abuja, by operatives of ICPC. He is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).

Ogugua said that he has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to the public officials.

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6. JAMB Staff Paraded over Extortion:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has paraded two of its staff members who extorted money from UTME candidates with the promise to help them secure university’s admission.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who expressed surprise that the affected staff defied the Board’s zero-tolerance for corruption, vowed to ensure they face the full wrath of the law.

7. JAMB Sets Deadline for 2020/2021 Admission:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said all admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session would end by June 15, 2021.

The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting held with heads of tertiary institutions in the country.

8. JAMB to Prosecute 200 UTME Candidates:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it will prosecute 200 out of the 400 exam impersonators caught during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Oloyede further stated that examination fraud syndicates in the Computer-Based Test centres, which used to be in the Southern part of Nigeria, has now crept into the North.

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9. Jamb Tells Candidates to Visit its Offices Only on Appointment:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday called on candidates desirous of visiting its offices for any transaction to book an appointment through the phone.

The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who made the call in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, said that such candidates could commence the booking.

According to him, the development is in line with the NCDC’s safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.

10. JAMB Disinfects Offices Over Coronavirus:

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced disinfecting its offices over COVID-19 with made- in- Nigeria disinfectant sprayer tunnels.

The disinfectant sprayer tunnels manufactured by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) is to keep the work environment COVID-19 free and avoid disruption of the operations of JAMB.

Deputy Director, Information, NASENI, Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, made this known in a statement.

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11. JAMB Remits N3.5 Billion in 2020:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has made an interim remittance of N3.5 billion to the federal government’s purse after the conduct of its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board said it had earlier paid N3.5 billion to candidates by reducing N1,500 from the cost of ePINs sold to each candidate as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. It said this brings its total remittances this year to over N7 billion.

The board also said it will remit more as soon as its operations are concluded and proper audit of its books is completed.

12. JAMB Develops Mobile Application to ease Admission Process

In order to make the admission process easier and accessible for candidates, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has developed a mobile app they can be used instead of visiting CBT centres.

The app enables candidates to access the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) for all their admission-related issues from the comfort of their homes, the agency said.

It said the development is coming as some institutions are about to conclude their admissions processes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers

FAQs on JAMB News Today

1. What is the full meaning of JAMB?

Ans = JAMB is the acronym for Joint Admission Matriculation Board.

2. When will the JAMB UTME exam 2021 start?

Ans = The 2021 JAMB UTME exam is starting on the 5th of June 2021.

3. How long will the 2021 JAMB examination be for?

Ans = The examination is scheduled to hold between June 5 and June 19, 2021, when it will come to an end. That is for two weeks.

4. When will the registration for JAMB UTME begin?

Ans = JAMB Board has disclosed that registration for the 2021 UTME and sale of forms will begin on 8th April 2021 and close on 15th May 2021.

5. How much does the 2021 JAMB registration form cost?

Ans = The registration fee costs #3,500, compulsory reading text is 500 and the service charge is #700. Sum total is #4,700 naira only.

6. Please, I need to know the JAMB approved CBT centers for the 2021 registration?

Ans = JAMB approved CBT centers are all across Nigeria. Click here to see them.

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