The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has commenced the sales of Direct Entry application forms for candidates who have A-level results and wish to gain direct admission to degree programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
The Board says it had equally commenced the sale of UTME application for Nigerians abroad and foreign candidates who desire to attend tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The board urged all candidates wishing to register through direct entry to obtain the pins at Interswitch, Remita or any of the commercial banks approved earlier for the vending of UTME pins.
The Board stated that it had not commenced the change of courses and institutions.
“We will soon begin and when we do start, the changes will be done in all approved CBT centres nationwide. Candidates need not necessarily come to the Board’s centres for the change. It can be done in any of the CBT centres.
“This is to avoid overcrowding of our offices for services that can be obtained at the utmost comfort by the candidates.”
The board explained that the delay has been occasioned by the Board’s preparation to ensure that the system was smooth and without encumbrances.
Jamb urged the Public to note that every candidate desirous of a change of course or institution will be allowed to do so as the platform will be open until the close of admission.
“Candidates need not panic or get desperate as it will not be closed as being speculated by those who want to use the opportunity of candidates desperation to defraud them.
In view of this, they are not to patronise any fraudulent individuals or organisations but to visit approved CBT centres and never to hesitate in cross checking any information they are not too clear about.
“Again, we will continue to advise candidates not to be a victim of fraudsters who claim to have the capacity to inflate candidates scores, they do not have such ability and when caught, the Board will prosecute both the fraudsters and the candidate who patronise them.”
The Board stated that it is yet to determine the cut off marks for 2017.
“This is only done at a policy committee meeting with all stakeholders chaired by the Hon Minister of Education which is yet to hold. Candidates should disregard all figures being bandied all over,” it said.