- JAMB has urged applicants to register for UTME/DE in the approved centres
- Fabian Benjamin, the spokesman of the organisation, said measures are being put in place to fortify the registration process and ensure candidates are not scammed
- Benjamin noted that the board is concerned about the cases of fraud being perpetrated in some centres
In its efforts to protect prospective candidates from being swindled by fraudsters, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has added more measures for the registration process in its ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
Vanguard reports that this was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, April 22, by the board's head, public affairs and protocol, Fabian Benjamin.
Legit.ng gathered the measures include the display of the image of the registration officer at the corner of the screen being used to register the candidate besides his biometric details that had been captured.
The board stated that the latest effort is to further fortify the registration process and ensure that candidates know where and who is registering them for the 2021 UTME and DE exercise.
He said the board’s innovations are to make the system better and fortified against those who are working non-stop to take advantage of the system.
The statement read:
“The board’s innovations, including this one which comes with some little changes and additions to its processes, are to make the system better and fortified against those who are working non-stop to take advantage of the system.”
Benjamin noted that the candidates who are the major stakeholders in the process, are to monitor the process as they are being registered and adhere to extant instructions, rules, and regulations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that JAMB resolved the technical hitches relating to the registration of candidates for the 2021 UTME and DE into tertiary institutions.
It was reported that JAMB's spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, stated that registration has fully commenced as he added that some candidates had successfully registered for the examination.
In another report, JAMB made slight changes in the registration processes for the UTME and DE.
The examination body disclosed that the use of email is no longer required for UTME and DE registration.
JAMB registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made the disclosure when speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening, April 13.
He explained that email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
Also, JAMB said the University of Abuja is one of the Nigerian tertiary schools offering illegal admission to students.
The board's spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday, April 13, that the institution grants admissions to candidates without recourse to its Central Admissions Processing System(CAPS).
Benjamin advised candidates not to accept or pay for such admission or anyone at all not processed by CAPS.