- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is set to adopt a cashless policy for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
- The new registration process will begin with the 2022 UTME to check activities of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres
- The examination body made the announcement in its weekly bulletin, issued on Monday, November 29
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new registration process to tackle fraudulent activities of some Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres.
The exam board in its weekly news magazine, JAMBULLETIN published on Monday, November 29, revealed that it would be adopting a cashless policy.
Legit.ng gathered that this registration process would begin with the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The exam body explained that with the adoption of the new system, it would be collecting the approved N700 registration fee on behalf of CBT centres along with its UTME registration fees.
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The money due to each registration centre would be remitted to relevant bank accounts on a weekly basis or any timeframe acceptable to the centre owners.
JAMB said its decision to go cashless in the UTME registration exercise would put an end to some of the fraudulent activities of some CBT centres, who charge candidates above stipulated fee.
JAMB remits N3.51b as 2021 operating surplus to national treasury
Legit.ng previously reported that JAMB said it has remitted the sum of N3.51b to the national treasury, as part of its 2021 operating surplus.
Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Spokesperson made this disclosure on Tuesday, November 2, in Abuja. The 2021 remittance was part of Prof. Ishaq Oloyede's avowed commitment to prudent management of public resources.
The Board as led by Prof Ishaq Oloyede would continue to prune down the cost of governance and release resources for other needy national prioritized areas.
JAMB defends remittance of operating surplus
The board said it will continue to remit its excesses in line with global best practices to the federal government.
JAMB in a statement signed by its head of public affairs, Fabian Benjamin, said its action to remit proportion of its operational surplus is also line with the extant government’s directive on the remittances.