The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, says sales of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Form has closed.
The board urged all candidates who paid and obtained ePins and are holding such ePins to within 24hrs complete their registration.
“For purposes of emphasis, this applies to only candidates who initiated the registration process and procured the registration ePins but could not register at any accredited CBT Center for one reason or the other”
“Take note that candidates are not to generate any profile codes (55019) for the purpose of 2018 UTME registration as doing so would have no effect and a waste of time and resources. Profile codes generation through 55019 will only be used for Direct Entry Registration which is still ongoing” the statement added.
The Board commenced the sale of the 2018 UTME registration on the 6th of December,2017 and was to close on the 6th of February, 2018 but extended to 11th of February, 2018.
As at the close of ePin vending, a total of 1,662,818 candidates paid and obtained the ePins whilst 1,650,547 had successfully registered for the 2018 UTME. The difference above are those who have not registered but are holding the ePins and are now allowed to ensure they register within the next 24hrs.
Speaking on the snake related Corruption issue, the Board maintained that there is no hiding place for any form of crime to thrive in the running of the Board’s activities.
The Board said it will deploy all available resources to arrest and prosecute any one found undermining the integrity of the Board, irrespective of who is involved.
You would recallrd that the Prof.Ishaq Oloyede led management had on assumption of duty embarked on a tour of the Board’s state offices to ascertain their actual financial standing and their general operations.
Some of the reforms introduced by Oloyede when he assumed office in 2016 included the decision to end the use of scratch cards, replacing it with more efficient and effective modes of ePpin vending.
“The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates before now, purchased scratch cards from Jamb offices nationwide and designated centres to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or other essential services”
It is in the process of the routine audit and other checks of state offices’ accounts and activities that an official in charge of revenue collection in the Benue State office of the Board was found wanting in her inability to give an accurate account of the proceeds realized from the sales of the cards.
We are not going to take lightly our fight against corruption no matter who is involved
The Board is ready to arrest and prosecute any officer offering this alleged mysterious snake story as an alibi of how the money disappeared, just as we are going to bring to book any of our officers or stakeholders who is caught in any activities not in line with the Board’s policies.
” A number of persons have indeed been discovered to have misappropriated funds belonging to the Board and the one at hand currently is one of such numerous cases of misappropriation in the state offices”
The Board will monitor with careful scrutiny, have entrusted staff handle government funds, as well as block all leakages and loop holes.
The Board would not leave any stone unturned in its fight to stamp out corruption in its activities.
The fight against corruption by the Board was given a boost by the recent visit by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Mr Ibrahim Magu.
In JAMB, we have nothing to hide. We run an open door system where the public must have an unfettered access to information, be it positive or negative, whether in the present or past.
“But, be that as it may, management is working assiduously to arrest and hand over to the appropriate quarters, this “alleged snake” that swallowed governments’ N36 million and a host of others still in our system” He added.