Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the registration  for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will be cashless (UTME)

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JAMB also stated that between November 20 and November 26, 2021, it generated N141.2 million, with the financial inflows coming from e-facilities/sales – N100, 752,479, 2021.

N30,875,438 for late registration, N7, 451,224 and consultancy services, PRC Service Fee: $2,167,865.00

In a weekly bulletin by the Board’s spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the exam body stated that with the adoption of the new system, it would collect the approved N700 registration fee on behalf of the various Computer-Based Test (CBT) centers in addition to its UTME registration fees.

The exam body stated that the money owed to each registration center would be deposited into the appropriate bank accounts on a weekly basis or at any time acceptable to the center owners.

JAMB stated that its decision to go cashless in UTME registration would put an end to some of the fraudulent practices of some CBT centers, which charge candidates more than the stipulated fee.

“This commendable step resulted from a painstaking review of the entire UTME registration process, which revealed some unethical and unacceptable practices by many Computer-Based Testing (CBT) centers.”

“It should be noted that these centers are only permitted to collect seven hundred naira (N700) as registration fees.”

Some fraudulent center owners took advantage of the opportunity to engage in behavior unbecoming of a respectable establishment, such as massive extortion of candidates, among others, during the exercise.

“As a result, the Board has resolved to make the UTME registration process cashless going forward in order to put a stop to such acts of extortion.”

“This intervention will close all loopholes through which unscrupulous service providers extort helpless candidates.”

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“This procedure will have no effect on the cost of UTME registration, which remains the same as it was last year.”

As a result, only the payment process has changed, not the cost,” JAMB stated.

In previous years, candidates had to pay N700 at the centers.

However, as a result of the new policy,

Candidates will be able to walk into any registration center and register without paying anything because the fee previously payable to the center was paid along with the cost of obtaining the e-PINS.

According to the examination body, it generated N141.2 million between November 20th and November 26th, 2021.

“The financial inflows were from e-facilities/sales – N100, 752,479, 2021, late registration – N30,875,438, consultancy services – N7, 451,224, and PRC Service Charge – N7, 451,224,” the report stated.

JAMB, on the other hand, stated that it spent N88,321,613 in the same period on staff claims, agency service, and third-party examination supervision, among other things.




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