The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ish’aq Oloyede that a second Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination may be conducted in 2021 for candidates who are one or two reason unable to compete their registration
Oloyede, disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos while monitoring the profiling of candidates facing registration challenges for the 2021 UTME adding that the board is committed to ensure that Nigerian youths would be given an equal opportunity and access to tertiary education.
“So far, we have just 17, 758 candidates with challenges that have been profiled, nationwide.
“At the end of the entire exercise, we may have to conduct another examination for those with genuine cases after the main UTME slated for June 19 to July 3,” he said.
He also made references to some candidates whom he interacts with, that most of their challenges in the cause of registration are largely caused by their unserious Attitude towards it.
“Since I came here this morning and interacted with candidates, I have discovered that most of them are largely unserious and are basically the cause of most of their challenges.
“We keep hearing flimsy excuses such as my lesson teacher used his phone to generate the profile code, our tutorial centre helped us to register and I was not in town.