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JAMB To Stop Use Of Cyber Cafes For UTME Registration From 2019

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JAMB Introduces New Guideline For 2019 Exam

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it would not allow the use of cyber cafes anymore for the registration of candidates in the forth coming 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s Registrar, made this known yesterday while meeting with proprietors of Computer-Based Test centres at the University of Lagos.

Recall Naija News reported back in November that President Buhari has given approval for the reduction in JAMB/UTME registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500, with the reduction expected to take effect as from 2019.

We are no longer going to allow the cyber cafes to do the registration exercise for prospective candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them.

“They also do services they do not have the capacity to do, coupled with the fact that there was no way of tracking them because they were not registered.

“Another major reason is the mix-up they create on the data of the candidates. Some will just ask the candidates to write their names and other details down for them.

“On accumulating such data, they now get all of them mixed-up, thereby creating problems for these candidates.

“We know there will be uproar because they make a lot of illegitimate money from these services, but we cannot leave the candidates at their mercy, particularly when people will make noise that it is JAMB that was extorting them,” Oloyede said.

He urged all prospective candidates to do their registration and access the board’s major services, in any of its 718 accredited centers in the country.