The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that over 1.16 million tertiary institutions admission seekers have so far registered to sit for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Professor Oloyede stated this on Saturday during a monitoring tour of some CBT centres in Abuja.
He said the Board would not extend the deadline for the 2023 UTME registration, while warning centres against extortion of candidates.
The sale of the 2023 UTME commenced on January 14 and is set to close on February 14.
Oloyede said: “Registration is going on well except for some of these schools. UTME is not a school-based examination; it’s individual candidates and you can see what that school, Stella Maris, is doing; collecting N30, 000 from candidates in the name of JAMB and then end up mixing up the telephone numbers of the candidates.”
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“That is a way of extorting parents and we will take adequate steps to make sure that we stop that. We will tell every CBT centre to stop doing bulk purchase of pins and bulk registration so if a centre sells more than one pin to a source or collects money for more than one pin from a source then, we will sanction such a centre.”
He urged candidates to report cases of extortion, saying that there is a code for candidates to reach the board when they come across any case of extortion, while promising there will be a reward for such an act.
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