The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination commenced on Saturday nationwide with a total of 1.3 million candidates expected to sit for the two-week long examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The examination is scheduled to take place between Saturday, June 19 and July 3, 2021.
While a total of 1,338,687 candidates registered for UTME, 75,328 registered for UTME bringing the total number of candidates registered to 1,414,015.
The number of registered candidates for this year examination fell drastically below the 2 million mark of registered candidates for both UTME and Direct Entry, recorded by the Board in the previous years.
The examination commenced as early as 7am at Global Distance Learning Institute, Abuja, with minor hitches.