JAMB has issued a strong warning over JAMB Registration 2023 ahead of 2023 UTME.
Newsonline reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned school proprietors against bulk registration of candidates for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
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This online news platform understands that the Board accused the schools of collecting exorbitant amounts of money for candidates’ registration for the UTME, urging them to desist from such activities to avoid unnecessary sanctions from JAMB.
JAMB maintained that it does not accept bulk registration as other examination bodies, notably, NABTEB, NECO or WAEC do, meaning that JAMB only deals directly with individual candidates.
JAMB, in its weekly bulletin released on Monday, said It has discovered that most of the problems encountered by a category of candidates, including some products of elitist secondary schools, are traceable to group registration adopted, which invariably leads to a mismatch of candidates data.
It, thus, advised parents to allow their children/wards to personally participate in the registration process for its UTME in order to enable them to have hands-on knowledge of the process and also enabled them to avoid mistakes that could ruin their chances of participating in the UTME exercise.
JAMB added that the registration experience itself, which involves the use of a computer proves helpful especially to technophobic candidates in the actual examination as it is computer-based.
It maintained that the unwarranted involvement of parents deprives candidates of the opportunity to experience a novel terrain and the consequent satisfaction they might derive from being totally independent to explore their own ingenuity, adding that most of the intrusive parents, guardians, and school proprietors complicate issues for the candidates.
Meanwhile, Newsonline Nigeria reports that the Board advised against the use of postpaid lines or special bundle packages to register for the UTME, stating that such packages have the potential to hinder the delivery of profile codes expected to be delivered to the candidates’ registered SIMs.
“Consequently, such requests to get profile codes using a SIM on a postpaid plan or any special package would only result in receiving error responses like ‘insufficient credit’, etc because, in the real sense, no money is on the SIM.”
JAMB, therefore, urged parents, guardians, and school proprietors to allow candidates to handle the registration procedures by themselves and provide their wards’ phones with a minimum of N50 direct airtime.