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Solabomi Shoaga & Quadri Yahya
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it has made significant progress in the registration of candidates for the 2022 exercise, as compared to the 2021 exercise.
JAMB said 1, 837, 011 candidates were registered at the end of its 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This was disclosed by the board in its Weekly Bulletin on Monday in Abuja
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the board registered 1, 837, 011 candidates at the end of its 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration (UTME) which includes the Direct Entry (DE) candidates.
However, PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the board’s 2022 registration commenced on Feb.19 and ended on March 26 ,saying that the examinations will hold from May 6 to May 16
The body also added that N238, 105, 700 cumulative amount derived from the regulated N700 service charges from the fifth week of the exercise had been remitted to its accredited Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres.’
The statement read that it is as a result of the fact that the board had earlier banned the use of cash in all its accredited CBT centres during the exercise.
However, JAMB has directed all candidates to pay the service charges to the e-PIN vendors along with the N3, 500 application fees, which it said it remits to the centres on a weekly basis proportional to the number of candidates they register.
JAMB further said that payments of the accumulated sum to all centres excluded JAMB-owned CBT centres
It explained that the policy was also introduced to curb the excesses of some fraudulent CBT centres, which extort candidates.
It however attributed the improvement to its partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), while adding that the seamless process had yielded the desired results.
Further speaking, the body urged all candidates who registered and showed interest in sitting for its mock exercise to note the date and be prepared.
The UTME mock examination will now hold on April 9, and not April 16 as earlier announced.
JAMB further urged candidates to guard all their information jealously by providing their details to only designated officials, while ensuring that their details do not fall into wrong hands.
The board also warned that no official in the registration value chain was authorised to keep candidates’ profile codes, UTME registration number or phone numbers, which was made available to them at point of registration.