The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said a total of 1,434,632 candidates have so far registered for its ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME and Direct Entry.
The board also said closing date for the registration remained February 17, and charged prospective candidates not yet registered to take advantage of the remaining days to do so.
JAMB, which disclosed this in its weekly bulletin released to the media by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin yesterday, equally warned its licensed Computer-Based Test, CBT, centres against turning away candidates who obtained ePINS elsewhere.
It stated: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has sounded a note of warning to its licensed CBT centres which are acting contrary to the terms of their agreement by turning away candidates who had obtained their ePins elsewhere.
“This warning became necessary following series of complaints received by the board that some centres are turning away candidates simply because they did not obtain their ePins from such centres.”
“The board is also in possession of credible reports regarding the activities of some of the centres vending ePINS and collecting the fee of the PINS along with the service charge for the registration (N4,700) thereby depriving the candidates the right to choose where to go for registration. Such candidates are therefore, forced to register with such centres irrespective of their convenience. Such candidates are then tied down unnecessarily to the centres.
“The most ignoble of the fraudulent practice occurs when some centres dictate what a candidate should use as password they keep to gain access to candidate’s data in order to perpetrate unwholesome acts.