The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has arrested four registration center agents for selling ePINS which are needed for the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE) registrations above the original price.
Naija News learnt that the four agents identified as Abdulrazak Adiza, Mathew Joe, Obekee Godday and Inyang Patrick were caught issuing receipts covering the regulated fee but collecting higher.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, warned that any other outlet caught selling the ePINs higher than the prescribed amount would be brought to justice. Fabian noted that the cost of the ePINs is N3500 while that of the reading text is N500.
Fabian said: ”It has come to the knowledge of the Board that agents of certain registered sale outlets are vending the JAMB Registration ePINs at a cost higher than the prescribed fee.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, one Amodu Friday was apprehended vending the ePINs above the regulated fee.
JAMB also announced that there would be no registration today, Thursday in 243 centers holding third-party recruitment examinations. The registrations have therefore been shifted to Friday in order to avoid overcrowding of centers due to the nationwide recruitment examinations.
Source: Naija News