No candidate will write exam outside centres, says JAMB


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) yesterday said no candidate was sent to an examination centre outside their places of choice.

A statement by JAMB Head of Media, Dr Febian Benjamin said the board considered all options chosen by candidates in their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration forms and no one was posted to a venue outside their preferred towns.

“Candidates are always allowed to make a choice of examination town while we allocate centres within the examination town chosen by a candidate,” he said.

He also asked candidates to be vigilant of fraudsters saying, “We have arrested cyber cafe operators, who changed candidates email addresses and passwords and ensure that all messages sent to candidates get to them and in turn sale such information like examination notification for 10,000 naira.”

He said the board expected that candidates aspiring to any tertiary institution should be able to operate an email.

He said the 2017 UTME, which started on Saturday, May 13 in 642 centres, was hitch free so far and would end on May 20.