Latest: JAMB Advises Candidates to Guard Their Registration Numbers and Profile Codes Against Fraudsters
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has alerted candidates over the scheme employed by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting candidates. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Board, who disclosed this in the board’s weekly news bulletin, advised all candidates to “jealously guard their UTME registration numbers and profile codes to avoid falling victim of this latest scam.”
He warned that these fraudsters use candidate’s registration number to print out their examination notification slip in order to gain access to their personal information such as the candidate’s phone number and other vital information. The fraudsters then use the information to send messages to same candidates disguising as JAMB officials, with claims that they have special information, access and capacity to increase the candidates’ scores among other things.
The registrar advised candidates to disregard messages or calls from anybody claiming to have access to the board’s classified information. “The board wishes to state emphatically that the results of the 2019 UTME have not been released,” the registrar added.
He also urged the public, particularly parents and candidates, to be wary of these dubious elements and disregard any overtures made by anybody touting their power or influence to inflate any candidate’s score.
“The board will make it public when the results are ready. As such, the channel through which candidates can view their results has been communicated to them.
”In the meantime, security operatives have picked up some of these nefarious characters and they are on the trail of others still at large,” it further added.
Earlier: JAMB Advises Candidates to Avoid Paying Application Fees to Schools and Tutorial Centres
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in this week’s issue of its weekly bulletin has warned candidates and parents to refrain from paying JAMB application fees to schools and tutorial centres. This warning, according to the board, became necessary due to practice of some schools, colleges and tutorial centres that collect more money than required by JAMB from candidates to register them in masses.
The board urged these so-called elite schools and tutorial centres that are interested in making money off candidates, by collecting money from them to be registered as a group to desist from such acts or face stiff penalties.
The board reiterated that the UTME is not a school-based examination, and therefore does not require candidates to register in groups. Candidates are required to register individually for the examination in order avoid the grievous consequences of patronizing these fraudulent schools and tutorial centres.
“To be forewarned is to be forearmed,” the board said.