The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has asked candidates sitting for its mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to reprint their examination slips.
The board gave the directive on Monday in Abuja, through its Weekly Bulletin of the office of the Registrar,.
JAMB stated that candidates who had indicated interests to sit for the mock- UTME and had earlier printed the examination slips, are advised to reprint, following the shift in examination date.
“Candidates who had registered for the 2021 UTME and indicated interest to sit for the optional mock examination are to reprint their mock notification slips.
“This is consequent on the change of date for the mock- UTME earlier scheduled for Thursday, May 20 and now to hold on Thursday, June 3.
“It is imperative to reprint as the new slip will have a new date.
“As disclosed earlier, the optional mock notification slip can be printed from anywhere that candidates find convenient, provided they have internet access.
“To print the slip, candidates are to visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng then click on the facility and print their slips,” it stated.
The board explained that each slip contains candidates’ details such as registration number and most importantly, the centre they are to sit for the examination within their chosen examination town.
It added that the slip also contains the expected time to be at the centre.
Candidates, JAMB further advised, are expected to print and study the contents in the slip to avoid mix up in the location of their centres and name of
the examination centres.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, had recently announced the extension of the 2021 UTME and mock examinations, following reports of widespread delay in registration.
Oloyede said that 2021 Mock earlier scheduled for May 20 would now hold on June 3, while the UTME would hold from June 19 to July 3.
In a similar development, the board advised parents of candidates to avoid falling victim of extortion from some schools, under the pretence of registering their children in groups.
JAMB stated that “unlike the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or National Examination Council (NECO), the UTME and Direct Entry (DE) registration and examination are not school-based.
“As such, schools have no role whatsoever in these operational processes of the board.
“This is because these exercises require only the participation and engagement of individual candidates.
“Consequently, schools that are using the name of the board to swindle parents of humongous sums of money for registration or other services are hereby
warned to desist forthwith,” it stated
According to the board, the information is necessary because it discovered series of data mutilation, occasioned by the unwholesome practice of group processing of registration, among others.
It added that the cost of the UTME forms (ePINs) remains N3,500 and N500 for the reading text and not more, adding that accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres have been directed not to charge above N700 as service fee.
The board reiterated that parents are to ensure their children register for the UTME individually, and not as a group.
JAMB also said it has so far registered 1,223,962 UTME candidates and 63,586 DE candidates.