JAMB Warns Parents & Schools on 3rd Parties UTME Registration

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Issues Warning to Parents and Schools to Desist from Handing Over Candidates / Wards UTME Registration to Third (3rd) Parties to avoid Errors and Other Problems During and After Online Registration.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday issued warning to schools and parents to desist from asking third parties to handle UTME registration process of their children, wards or pupils/candidates.

According to the board's Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that such requests had often caused distortion of candidates' data.

"Let us sound this warning again, especially to some elite schools who collect money on behalf of JAMB from parents of candidates in the name of doing group registration: UTME is not a school-based examination.

"Candidates should be allowed to do their registration individually to forestall any form of incidence.
"Oftentimes, some of these candidates who fall victims of this group registration, come back to the board to complain about these irredeemable errors, and there is nothing we can do about them.

"We strongly advise that candidates do their registration by themselves to avoid repercussions of any type, including exposing their profile codes," he said.

He also urged candidates intending to do any form of transactions that would involve cash payments not to pay to anyone, saying that the board would not receive cash payments.

"All payments should be done on our platform through the banks or using their ATM cards," he stated.