The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said the date for the sales of its registration documents for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination still stands, despite the suspension of the National Identification Number NIN required for the registration.
The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an interview on Sunday, said that the process for the acquisition of the PIN remained the same.
He said aside the now suspended use of NIN by the board’s management, all other process remain the same.
According to him, no other new process had been introduced by the board as being speculated by some sections of the public.
He said portal for the registration is expected to be activated on Monday, Jan. 13, the day for the commencement of the sales of the documents.
“We are looking forward to a seamless registration exercise as all logistics to ensure its success have been fully deployed to the various registration centres.
“We will stick to the registration window or calendar as agreed by other examination bodies because they equally have their own examination schedules and will not want a clash.
“To this end, therefore, we also want to implore candidates for Directe Entry to commence the process same day as those for the UTME, as it will close the same day,” he said.
Meanwhile, Benjamin stated that it has come to the notice of the board that a large number of candidates who had been offered admission for the 2019 UTME were yet to accept it.
“We also discovered that some candidates are mistaking such acceptance as being the one put in place by their universities of choice.
“We want to make it clear that clicking ‘accept’ on JAMB’s portal does not attract any fee.
“It is free. Just go to profile on the admission menu and click ‘accept’ and then go ahead to print your admission letter.
“We therefore call on all candidates that have been offered these admissions to do the needful as we round off the process for the 2019 admission on Feb. 17,” he said.