The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the 2021 mock examination, earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 30, 2021, has now been rescheduled to hold on Thursday , May 20, 2021.
A statement by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday, noted that the change of date was owing to some ongoing adjustments in the board’s operational processes.
He explained that the change in date would not affect other schedules including the date for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) fixed for June 5 to 19, 2021.
According to the board, candidates who had registered and had chosen to sit for the mock exam, as well as other critical stakeholders are to note this change of date.
Fabian said it was necessary to inform all stakeholders that the 2021 UTME/DE Registration exercise was ongoing and it was to end on May 15, 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. 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,” it stated.