Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Monday, January 20, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the 2020 UTME examination…
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has arrested four registration centre 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.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially opened its portal for candidates to register and apply for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
As earlier reported by Naija News, the sale of the forms will commence on Monday, 13th January and run through February 17 while an optional mock examination for candidates is scheduled for February 18.
The board has fixed this year’s examination to run from March 14 to April 4.
The 2020 UTME form will be on sale nationwide for about five weeks and only approved CBT centres will be used for the registration.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the suspension the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
According to JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, this was done to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers.
The JAMB Registrar said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres.
He asked candidates to disregard the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures for the registration. He, however, said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams.