JAMB warns direct entry candidates against multiple registrations
• Designs software to make admission stress-free
• Remits N5bn to government coffers
Candidates who make multiple registrations in the ongoing direct entry and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in foreign centres would be disqualified.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) disclosed this yesterday in a statement. It warned that it would not condone any act of multiple registrations, saying it is a serious offence, which the board would sanction.
The statement reads: “The public is requested to note that any candidate who indulges in double registration would be caught by our software and disqualified. “This information is necessary for the public to know so that when such candidates are sanctioned, it would be understood.”
The board urged candidates to disregard all information on admission, especially the cut-off marks currently being circulated in the online media. The statement disclosed that the board has designed “a software, known as Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) where human interference would be completely removed.
“The admission criteria would be keyed into the software to select candidates blindly, according to the institutions’ requirement without any primordial consideration. Once the candidate meets the requirements, he would be picked without knowing anybody in the institution.”
Also, the board disclosed that it had remitted over N5 billion to the coffers of the Federal Government, which is the highest amount in the 40 years of the board.
According to the statement, the amount was saved through the transparent and judicious use of its resources.
It cautioned individuals and groups against making spurious allegations, adding that it does not have any interest in candidates’ money as alleged by a certain group.
A group had insinuated that JAMB might have used proceeds from the registration to enhance its revenue base.
“We are more interested in the sanctity of the examination. We call on other government agencies to emulate JAMB in the prudent management of resources, so that more funds could be saved to stimulate the economy out of recession,” the statement added.