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2023 UTME: JAMB registers 1.1m exam candidates, warns against extortion

*Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, stresses the public examination Board will not extend deadline for this year’s Unified UTME registration, warning CBT centres against extortion of exam candidates

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed the public examination body registered over 1.16 million tertiary institutions admission seekers for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB, stated this Saturday, February 11 while on a  monitoring tour of some Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres in Abuja, FCT.

Oloyede visited CBT centres located at Total Child International School, Dutse, JAMB Abuja zonal office, Life Camp, Global Distance Learning Institute and Sascon International College, Abuja, agency report said.

The JAMB Registrar also stressed the  Board would not extend deadline for the 2023 Unified UTME registration, while warning centres against extortion of candidates.

It is recalled the 2023 the sale of the 2023 UTME registration commenced January 14, and is expected to close February 14, 2023.

He further 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 some  schools are doing collecting N30,000 from candidates in the name of JAMB and then end up missing up the telephone number of the candidates.”

Olojede also explained “once they keep the telephone number of candidates it is unlikely that the candidates when we are contacting them to make a change in their timetable, you send 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,” said he.

Olojede stated: “We will tell every CBT centre to stop doing bulk purchase of pin and bulk registration.

”So, if a centre sells more than one pin to a source or collect money for more than one pin from a source, then we will sanction such centre.”

He, therefore, urged candidates to report cases of extortion.

There is a code for candidates to reach the Board when they come across any case of extortion, while promising there would be a reward for such an act.

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