The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has cautioned Nigerians against falling victims to scammers whom it said have continued to use its name to commit illicit acts.
The board said that its attention had been drawn to activities of criminal elements who claim to be recruiting invigilators on behalf of the Board for the 2021 UTME/DE.
It noted that the clarification had become imperative to ensure unsuspecting Nigerians do not fall victims of illegal recruitments officers parading themselves as JAMB staff.
“They do this while also requesting the payment of acceptance fee of N5,000 payable to the syndicates. The board wish to state unequivocally, that it is not recruiting any invigilator or any official in that capacity for that matter.
“It should be noted that even the term ‘invigilator’ is alien to the Board’s operations and therefore, the public is advised to be wary of anybody purporting to be acting on its behalf.”
The board added that it had in place a transparent and foolproof process of recruiting ad-hoc staff or any other officials it needed to make progress.
JAMB said that it has become necessary to notify the public of the development so that people were not scammed and parted with their hard-earned resources on the premise of securing non-existing jobs with the board.
“To ensure that the public is not misled, the Board has provided several platforms for the public to verify any information purported to have been released by it, to save the public from being misled.”
The board also stated that it has commenced series of meetings with its critical stakeholders to consolidate on its preparations for the 2021 UTME/DE exercise.
It added that mock examination slips for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now be printed out in preparation for the exercise.
It explained that the mock examination had been put up to help candidates prepare for the exercise by solving questions similar to those they would face during the examination proper.
Announcing the development on Monday through its Weekly Bulletin, JAMB said that candidates who had registered for the 2021 UTME and indicated interest to sit for the optional mock examination are to print their mock notification slips from Sunday, May 9.
“This is in preparation for the mock examination scheduled for Thursday, May 20. The optional mock notification slips can be printed from anywhere candidates find to be convenient, provided they have access to the internet. Candidates are to visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng then click on e-facility and print their slips,” the bulletin said.
The board added that the slip contained candidates’ details such as registration number and the centre to which they are to sit for the examination within their chosen examination town.
The slip, it further said, also contained the expected time the candidates were to be at the centre. It further urged candidates to study the contents of the slip after printing it out in order to know the location of their examination centres on time, to avoid confusion on the scheduled date of the exercise.
JAMB also said that a total of 845,517 candidates have so far registered for the 2021 UTME and a total of 38,886 candidates have registered for Direct Entry (DE) as of Sunday, May 9.
It would be recalled that the registration commenced on April 8, to end on May 15, while the examination is scheduled to commence from June 5 to June 19.