The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry examinations will begin on February 12, 2022, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The board announced this in its weekly bulletin, which was distributed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Director of Public Relations.

The board announced in the bulletin’s timeline of events that “UTME/DE registration begins on February 12, 2022, and ends on March 19, 2022.”

“The mock examination will be held on April 20th, 2022.” “The UTME will be held from April 20th to April 30th, 2022,” according to the information.

In a report on its activities in 2021, JAMB stated that the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIN) as a key requirement for UTME registration through its collaboration with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was a game changer in the fight against impersonation and other examination infractions.

“It should be noted that the decision to adopt NIN was a difficult one, given the various challenges and opposition to the policy from many quarters.”

“However, seeing the many benefits associated with the deployment of NIN, the Board made the unpopular but beneficial decision knowing that any deviation from the norm would, more often than not, be met with initial opposition and rejection and was, therefore, understandably undeterred in its chosen course of action.”

“As a result, the Board worked tirelessly to secure the support of stakeholders, and the result was the tremendous success it achieved in the 2021 UTME.”

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