Chidimma UCHEGBU, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 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).
The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede stated this on Saturday, during a monitoring tour of some Computer Based Test (CBT) centers in Abuja.
Oloyede toured CBT center located at Total Child International School, Dutse, JAMB Abuja zonal office, Life Camp, Global Distance Learning Institute and Sascon International College, Abuja respectively.
He also said that the Board would not extend deadline for the 2023 Unified UTME registration, while warning centers against extortion of candidates.
It would be recalled that the sale of the 2023 UTME commenced on Saturday, 14th January 2023, and is set to close on Tuesday, 14th February 2023.
The JAMB Registrar said, “Registration is going on well except 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 missing the telephone number of the candidates
“So once the keep the telephone number of candidates it is unlikely that the candidates when we are contacting them if we want to make a change in their timetable, you send a text to them and it will not get to them after they have graduated from the school and want to do change of course they don’t have access to it.
“And that is a way of extorting the parents and we will take adequate steps to make sure that we stop that. One of the reasons is that we will tell every CBT center to stop doing bulk purchases of pin and bulk registration so if s center sales more than one pin to a source or collect money for more than one pin from a source then we will sanction such center.”
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.