2023 UTME: JAMB Nabs Corps Member, Others for Registration Infractions

The 2023 Registration Monitoring Team of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) led by its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, was in Kano State earlier in the week, where the team nabbed the registration officers of some accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres for registration infractions.

One of the culprits, a corp member, who is serving at the Federal College of Education, Kano, and engaged by the College PTDF-ICT CBT Centre; and a graduate of Engineering, who also works at the Centre as a registration officer, were caught after they had added one of their fingers to complete the ten fingers of some candidates they registered.

The team also apprehended four other registration officers at Butale Information Technology
CBT Centre.

All the arrested registration officers would be profiled and prosecuted if necessary in line with relevant laws guiding identity theft.

The team was earlier in Lagos to monitor the registration exercise in the State. It was in Lagos that the team ordered the immediate suspension of 4 ePIN vendors for extortion of innocent candidates participating in the ongoing 2023 UTME registration exercise nationwide.

One of the e-pin vendors was suspended for selling registration form N7,800 against the approved N5700 by JAMB.

The Registrar described the acts of these vendors as very unfortunate, particularly the involvement of one of the major and otherwise respected banks.

Prof. Oloyede urged candidates, who desired to sit the 2023 UTME to note that the registration fee with Mock UTME remains N6,700; and N5,700 without Mock-UTME.

According to the Registrar, these fees are inclusive of all charges, hence candidates are not to pay a dime for anything at any CBT centres.

He stated that the Board would continue to monitor the exercise physically and remotely.

He called on all Nigerians to report any illegalities to the Board or security agencies if any vendor asked them to pay anything above the prescribed fee or if a centre were to ask for payment before registering candidates.

Candidates are also requested to be conscious of extant registration on guidelines that require that their fingers should be captured for biometric verification.

They are to note that the add motion of any other finger) by other individuals would jeopardize their chances of sitting the examination and also, lead as collaborators in identity theft.

In case of difficulty in capturing any of the fingers of a candidate, the required registration officer is to forward the appropriate resort to the National Headquarters, Abuja.

The Board also announced that it would in conjunction with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) and other relevant agencies, continue to monitor the registration exercise across the country to ensure that Nigerians, who desire to participate in the exercise are not exploited, frustrated, or misled into mutilating their data.

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