The Joint Admissions and Matricualtions Board (UTME) has announced the rescheduling of its 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, 30th April 2021 to Thursday, 20th May 2021.
The Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Sunday explained that the change was due to an ongoing fine-tuning in the Board’s operational processes.
The statement read in bits: “The 2021 Mock Examination earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, 30th April, 2021, has now been rescheduled to hold on Thursday, 20th May 2021.
“This change of date is owing to some ongoing adjustments in the Board’s operational processes. The change, however, would not affect other schedules including the date for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination fixed for 5th to 19th June 2021.
Candidates who have registered and have chosen to sit the Mock and other critical stakeholders are to note this change of date.
The notice added: “Similarly, it is necessary to inform all stakeholders that the 2021 UTME/DE Registration exercise is ongoing and it is to end on 15th May 2021.
The Board has, however, noted with concern that some candidates, in trying to generate their profiles, are sending their details wrongly to 55019.
“The right process is to send the word “NIN” allow one space in between, then insert the eleven digits NIN number to 55019 e.g. ‘NIN 00000000000’.
It added: “Any other process is wrong and would not generate the profile code for the candidate. It is also necessary for the candidate to know that only the SIM that is linked to his/her NIN can be used to send the NIN to 55019.”