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UTME 2023: JAMB announces registration and exam date



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed January 14 as the date for the commencement of its 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration.

The board also rolled out some other major dates for its 2023 activities.

Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB spokesperson, confirmed this after a management meeting held on Tuesday.

He said the board announced that registration for its 2023 UTME will hold between January 14 and February 14.

It is understood that this does not include the registration for direct entry (DE) application documents.

The board said the DE registration would commence on February 20 and end on April 20, 2023.

JAMB also fixed March 16 for the conduct of its optional mock UTME.

“Candidates are to note that they would be required to pay the sum of N1000 service charge for CBT centres for the conduct of mock examination at the point of registration,” the board said.

“[This is] to prevent a situation where candidates would indicate their interest to sit the mock-UTME leading the various centres to commit human and material resources only for them to stay away on the day of the exam.

“With the new arrangement, candidates indicate their interest by paying for the mock at the point of UTME registration, therefore, precluding the centres from incurring any loss whether candidates turn up or not.”

JAMB also set April 29 for the conduct of the 2023 UTME itself, which is expected to end on May 12.

The exam body said all candidates who desire to register for the 2023 UTME should “immediately” embark on the creation of their respective profiles ahead of the formal commencement of the registration exercise.


Corps member arrested for UTME registration fraud in Kano




The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has arrested a corps member for allegedly engaging in UTME registration fraud in Kano state.

In the latest edition of its weekly bulletin on Monday, JAMB said the corps member was apprehended by its monitoring team led by Ishaq Oloyede, its registrar, in Kano.

The board added that the corps member was arrested alongside a graduate of engineering for allegedly using their own fingers to register multiple candidates for UTME.

“One of the culprits a corp member, who is serving at the Federal College of Education, Kano, and engaged by the College PTDF-ICT CBT Centre; and a graduate of Engineering, who also works at the Centre as a registration
officer, were caught after they had added one of their fingers to complete the ten fingers of some candidates they registered,” it reads.

“The team also apprehended four other registration officers at Butale Information Technology CBT Centre.”

The exam body said all the persons arrested would be profiled and prosecuted if necessary in line with relevant laws guiding identity theft.

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JAMB apprehends 6 CBT operators in Kano




The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it apprehended six operators of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Kano State over alleged illicit registration of candidates for 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Registrar of the Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this after monitoring the registration in Kano State on Wednesday.

He said that the operators had compromised the registration process, adding that those apprehended would be handed over to security agents for prosecution.

“JAMB will not condone any infringement on its registration flow by the technical officials of any of its accredited centres.

“Over 500,000 candidates have registered for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination,’’ he said.

He said that JAMB’s target this year was 1.8 million candidates, adding that there would not be an extension of the closing date.

The registrar said, “We do not expect any extension as about 500,000 candidates have registered out of the 1.8 million candidates that we are expecting.’’

He said that the ongoing exercise would end on Feb. 14.

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JAMB suspends three UTME pin vendors in Lagos over extortion




The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended three Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) pin vendors in Lagos state over alleged extortion of candidates during registration.

In a statement, the board said Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar, ordered the immediate suspension of the vendors while inspecting some registration centres in the state on Tuesday.

Oloyede said the vendors engaged in “criminal extortion” of innocent candidates participating in the 2023 UTME registration exercise.

The registrar said the board will not condone any act designed to compromise the standard of the examination process.

“You see, from my interaction with these candidates, I have discovered that three of the agents vending the PINS are over-charging the candidates,” he said.

“Rather than the stipulated N5,700, they go as far as charging N6,500 and N8,700. The Mock fee not included. One of the banks, in connivance with remita, charged N8,500, but issued receipt of N5,700 to the unsuspecting candidates.

“All these persons found culpable will be given an opportunity to defend their actions and if their excuses are not justified, they will be banned from further transactions with the board.”

The development comes a few days after JAMB also suspended eTranzact from vending the 2023 UTME e-pins over alleged extortion.

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