…As UI offers admission to 4,359 out of 19,482***
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in Nasarawa State says it has placed security agencies on alert to arrest and prosecute individuals and CBT centres charging above stipulated amount for registration of prospective candidates.
Mr. Sunday Aladegbaye, the board’s zonal Coordinator in the state, said this on Friday in Lafia during a coutesy visit to the General Manager of the State Broadcasting Service (NBS), Alhaji Yusuf Musa.
According to Aladegbaye, any individual or Computer Based Test (CBT) centre found charging above N4,000 from prospective candidates at the ongoing registration for the board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) will be made to face the law.
He said such steps had become imperative, considering the rising reports that some individuals and CBT centres were charging candidates above the JAMB approved UMTE registration fee of N3500 and N4000.
Aladegbaye added that the board would continue to educate the people, especially the prospective UTME candidates on its examination guidelines in the interest of peace and development.
“We are here to see how we can synergies and collaborate with you on how to educate our prospective UTME candidates on the board’s ongoing 2020 registration.
“There are reports that some individuals and CBT centres are sabotaging the efforts of the board, especially by charging above approved fees, include the literature text.
“We have placed the security agencies on alert to arrest and prosecute any individual or CBT centres that goes against the law.
“This is to serve as deterrent to others with intention to do same and in the interest of the candidates and the overall development of the education sector, ” he said.
He lauded the management of the NBS for giving the board the much needed cooperation and called for sustenance.
Responding, Musa expressed his delight at the visit, while assuring of the station’s maximum corporation.
He assured them of the station’s continued readiness to collaborate with JAMB to educate the public on the board’s activities for the overall development of the state and the country.
“By God grace, we will create a programme for you, to educate prospective candidates on the procedures of the registration process on both the radio and television, ” he said.
In the meantime, the Senate of the University of Ibadan on Friday approved the provisional offer of undergraduate admission to 4,359 candidates for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who presided over the emergency Senate meeting, said that out of this figure, 4,100 had been processed through JAMB while about 3, 709 had paid the acceptance fee for admission.
The figures were contained in a release by the Senate of the university and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
According to the Vice Chancellor, while 19, 482 sat for the post UTME examination of the premier university, 12, 450 scored 50 per cent and above and were subjected to cut-off marks set for courses to select the best of the applicants.
The senate of the institution stated that it would continue to maintain impeccable and flawless admission procedures.