Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the 2020 UTME examination…
UTME 2020: JAMB Withdraws 11 Centres Licenses For Charging Candidates
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede on Tuesday revealed that the board has withdrawn licences from 11 centres for charging candidates exorbitant amount.
Naija News reports that the candidates were charged in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration.
According to the JAMB boss, the proliferation of tutorial centres was a major concern as most of the centres engaged in fraud and corruption, during registrations and examinations.
Oloyede said that charging above the stipulated N4,700 for the 2020 UTME registration was illegitimate and would only destroy the nation; as it was an act of fraud and corruption.
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.