The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB have released the dates it will commence the sales of 2019 JAMB UTME form and also the closing date.
Mr Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has debunked rumours which stated that JAMB had already commenced the sales of its form several months ago.
According to Mr Oloyede, the sales of JAMB form will begin on Thursday, January 10, 2019, and will last for a period of 6 weeks while the exam will hold sometime in March.
In attendance of this meeting held at the University of Lagos were the proprietors of various Computer-Based Centers (CBT).
The Board came to the conclusion that it would not allow Cyber Cafes/Business centres register candidates for the 2019 JAMB exam; only accredited CBT centres are allowed to do such.
“We are no longer going to allow the cyber cafes to do the registration exercise for prospective candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them.
“They also do services they do not have the capacity to do, coupled with the fact that there was no way of tracking them because they were not registered.
“Another major reason is the mix-up they create on the data of the candidates. Some will just ask the candidates to write their names and other details down for them.
“On accumulating such data, they now get all of them mixed-up, thereby creating problems for these candidates.
“We know there will be an uproar because they make a lot of illegitimate money from these services, but we cannot leave the candidates at their mercy.
“Particularly when people will make noise that it is JAMB that was extorting them,’’ he said.
Professor Oloyede urged candidates to register for the JAMB UTME exam at accredited CBT centres across the country.
The JAMB registrar also assured that the registration period and exam has been properly scheduled and the general elections won’t affect its proceedings.