The inability of candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) to create their profile yesterday forced the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to put registration on hold.

It is expected that the exams registration is to hold from April 8 to May 15, 2021.

Unfortunately as of yesterday, most banks were not able to generate the ePin (forms) for the candidates.

A computer-based test (CBT) examination center operator told our reporter that he was unable to download the application for the registration.

He added that candidates who visited his center were turned back because of the challenges.

JAMB which announced the guidelines for this year’s UTME, made the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) compulsory for the examination.

The head of Media and Protocol of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in a statement in Abuja   confirmed the challenges surrounding the registration.

He added that the delay following the examination body, will soon be over as effort to ensure that candidates have access to its registration app for the 2021 UTME/DE and finalize work on its pin vending process before the commencing of the exercise.

The board advised prospective candidates to follow up on advertisements for the 2021 registration.