The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) state it isn’t going to condone numerous enrollment for Direct Entry and Unified Tertiary Matriculation evaluation (UTME).
A statement signed by the Head of Public Relations of JAMB, Mr Fabian Benjamin said in Abuja.
Benjamin described many registrations’ action as an offence at the procedure for acquiring the application forms of the Board available on sale.
He explained that the caution had turned into imperative to know and understand that breach of such principle will attract sanctions
“Candidates are to note that our advertisement for 2017 UTME clearly states the penalty for any candidate caught buying two forms. “Members of the public are requested to note that any candidate who indulges in double registration will be caught by our software and disqualified.
“The Board is not interested in the candidates’ money as is being insinuated by certain group who suggested to the Board that such registration will enhance the revenue base of the Board.
“No, we are more interested in the credibility of the examination and not the money, if money is our concern we will not be returning over five billion naira to the Federal Government coffers.’’
Benjamin said this year, the Board had remitted more than five billion naira to government, the highest in the 40 years of its existence.
He explained that the money was saved through the judicious and transparent use of resources. Benjamin urged candidates to disregard all information on admission, especially chalk marks.
According to him, the Board has created new method of admission consistent with its mandate to guarantee fairness irrespective of tribe, religion and it is determined to meet with the expectations of Nigerians.
The JAMB relations officer stated that the Board had held consultations with universities across the country to enable candidates secure admission without the assistance of anybody and meet the requirement.
“Do not allow yourselves to be defrauded by internet fraudsters, the policy meeting would commence the 2017 admission with all mode, process and acceptable conditions for admission.
“The Prof. Oloyede led management is working to ensure transparent, acceptable and fair admission process. “We have designed software known as Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), where human interference will be completely removed, to promote credibility. “The admission criteria would be keyed into the software and it will select candidates blindly according to the institutions requirement without any primordial consideration.’’