JAMB Cautions CBT Centers Chasing Away Candidates who Got e-PIN Elsewhere

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Warns and Cautions Computer Based Testing and Registration Centers (CBT) Against Turning Away or Chasing Candidates who Procured or Obtained their JAMB e-PINS Somewhere-else. 

The Joint Admissions and I Matriculation Board has sounded a note of warning to its licensed CBT centres who 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 who are vending ePINs and collecting the fee of the PINs along with the service charge for registration (4700) 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 a password which they keep to gain access to candidate’s data in order to perpetrate unwholesome acts.

Some centres have even constitute themselves into a cartel collecting commission from other centres and some vending agents as protection money. Such a scenario was enacted in Kwara State, where an innocent agent of a sale outlet was falsely accused of selling ePINs above the stipulated price and was arrested by security agents who had to release him when investigation proved the contrary.

The Board is, therefore, concerned about these ignoble acts which are contrary to the terms of operations.

All centres are hereby reminded of the nature of their assignment which goes beyond mere profit. 

The Board is, by this publication, requesting all centres to comply with the rules of engagement in order not to attract any sanction.