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2020 UTME: JAMB Warns Parents Against Giving In To Extortion

Latest: JAMB Warns Parents Against Giving In To Extortion As 2020 UTME/DE Registration Progresses

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have observed that some elite schools are using the name of the Board to extort huge sums of money from parents under the guise that the Board has ordered such payments.

The Board wishes to make clear that unlike the West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examinations Council (NECO) etc., the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) Registration and Examination exercises are not school-based.

As such, schools have no role whatsoever in these Board’s operational processes. This is because these exercises require only the participation and engagement of individual candidates.

Consequently, schools that are using the name of the Board to swindle parents of humonguous sums of money for the purpose of registration or other services are hereby warned to desist forthwith. They may wish to employ other means to extort gullible parents but certainly, it should not be at the expense of the Board or its processes.

This information became necessary following the discovery of a series of data mutilation owing to this unwholesome group processing of registration, among others. Parents are to note that the cost of the UTME forms remains N3500 for the ePINs and N500 for the reading text and nothing more.

Parents are to ensure that their children do this individually and not as a group. In addition, the CBT centres where the candidates’ register have been directed not to charge anything above N700 as their service charge.

Earlier: 2019 UTME: Stay Away from CBT Centres – JAMB Warns Parents

The Lagos State JAMB Coordinator, Mr Babatunde Bamisoye, during the matriculation of new students at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba, warned parents against accompanying their children to Computer Based Test centres, which he said may hamper the successful conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Bamisoye said, “As far as UTME is concerned, we do not allow parents to come into the premises of the centres. My advice to parents is that they should keep off because their coming has no value, rather it may hinder the success of the exam. Parent need only to get the students prepared with transport money.  Allow them to go to their centres and return home.”

He said that the board had visited the 78 accredited CBT centres and certified them technically fit to conduct the examination starting on April 11, and also emphasized the need for candidates to stay clear of the JAMB prohibited items.


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