2022 UTME/DE : JAMB registers over one million candidates
By, Temitope Mustapha,Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says it has so far registered more than one million candidates as at 12th of March , in its ongoing 2022 exercise.
The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin.
JAMB stated that the registration for its 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE), which commenced on the 19th of February , would close on March 26,the adding that, some 1,121, 123 candidates had so far registered for the exercise.
It also added that more than N600 million cumulative amount derived from the regulated N700 service charges of the exercise, had so far been remitted to the accredited Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres.
The board said the cashless policy was introduced to curb the excesses of some fraudulent CBT centres that would want to take advantage of hapless candidates.
According to the bulletin, “The board banned the use of cash and directed all candidates to pay the service charges to the e-PIN vendors along with the N3,500 application fees. The board, in turn, remitted to the centres on a weekly basis, proportional to the number of candidates they register.”
The board further stated that it had apprehended operators of CBT centres involved in illicit registration, following a sting operation in four states of the federation.
JAMB warned that it would not condone any infringement of its registration flow by the technical officials of any of its accredited centres.
“This warning became necessary after the report of a nationwide sting operation indicated that four registered centres in Kwara, Kogi, Katsina and Enugu, had compromised the registration process. They committed the act of some unethical financial benefits through the deployment of unauthorised satellite registration points.
“some staff of three of the four centres, who were apprehended while perpetrating the illegal act, had been handed over to security agents for prosecution, while the accreditation of the centres had been suspended,” JAMB said.