2021 UTME: JAMB warns public against fake news, says form not on sale

2021 UTME: JAMB warns public against fake news, says form not on sale

- JAMB has issued a crucial update on the 2021 UTME

- The examination board said the delay in the sale of forms is due to the rampaging COVID-19

- JAMB, however, warned prospective candidates to avoid fake news and misleading rumours

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has not commenced the sale of forms for 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The examination body made this known on Monday, January 4, through a weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar.

JAMB also warned the prospective candidates to be wary of the rumour mongers and fraudsters, adding that the clarification became necessary because of fake news.

2021 UTME: JAMB warns public against fake news, says form not on sale
JAMB said the date for the sale of the 2021 UTME will be announced soon. Credit:@JAMBHQ
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While emphasising that it has channels of communicating to the members of the public, the body said it has not delegated people or group of persons to handle the sale on its behalf, The Nation reports.

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Excerpts from its statement read:

“The clarification became necessary following fake news that the board has begun the sale and was urging prospective applicants to procure same from some nebulous selling outlets.
“The public is to note that the news of the purported sale of the registration forms is false and an attempt to mislead the public.”

The examination board also attributed the delay in the sale of the form to the prevailing COVID-19 crisis in the country.

JAMB, however, disclosed it would conclude arrangements soon on the sale of the form.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the JAMB rewarded the five best performing tertiary institutions in the country with a total sum of N375 million for their outstanding performance.

The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, revealed this on Thursday, December 17, while delivering a keynote address at JAMB’s second edition of the National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award for 2019, in Abuja.

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