UTME: JAMB Pays CBT Centres Over N98 Million, Registers 141,018 Candidates in a Week

104,018 candidates have been registered overall, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), as registration for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) opened last Friday.

In light of this, the Board reported N3.030 billion in financial inflow for the first week, as reported in its weekly bulletin.

The cash inflow is made up of deposits for 2024 registration e-pins, accruals from facility sales, and service fees for Professional Registration Centres (PRC).

A breakdown of payments made to 564 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres, which included 45 JAMB Registration Centres and 519 Non-JAMB CBT Centres, was N98,712, 600, at N700 for each candidate.

In another development, the Board has warned parents and guardians to stay away from its various registration centres as well as avoid any act capable of jeopardising the registration exercise.

According to JAMB, the warning came on the heels of a woman, a graduate of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who was caught at one of the Board’s Professional Registration Centre(PRC), while attempting to procure a registration e-PIN for her brother, an act that ran contrary to the series of advisories on interference by third parties in matters relating to candidates with the Board.

“In her explanation, the culprit explained that she decided to purchase the e-PIN on behalf of her brother, who was in Kaduna, and as she was available in Abuja, she had planned to enable him to procure the e-PlN for him to conclude the registration, when he returned to Abuja.”

The Board viewed this act as a gross violation of the ethics of the registration exercise as it was capable of compromising the integrity of the process.

“The Board for the umpteenth time wishes to reiterate that guardians and parents are prohibited from coming to the venues of registration and examination centres, hence, it would not hesitate to sanction any individual or groups that act contrarily.”