Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:13 pm
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday urged Nigerians to shun quacks in registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) before the May 5, deadline.
The Head JAMB Information and Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari, FCT.Benjamin said that the attitude of people in some parts of the country, who patronised quacks in the bid to register for the forthcoming UTME would hinder the smooth conduct of the examination.
Benjamin said that the attitude of people in some parts of the country, who patronised quacks in the bid to register for the forthcoming UTME would hinder the smooth conduct of the examination.
He said the registration would close at 12 midnight on May 5, adding that the Board had put measures in place to conduct a hitch-free examination.
“We are good to go, we had set one month for the registration before now, we were sure that we are going to register all the candidates within one month.
“We have been a responsive organisation; We yielded to the demand of the public that we should extend and we extended.
“The extension was actually not necessary because most of the mock examination centres were virtually empty.
“Tomorrow is the closing date; we will close tomorrow and prepare adequately for the conduct of the examination.
“Nigerians should always adhere to what agencies of government tell them if you are clamouring for service you should go to that agency and stop patronising quacks,” Benjamin said.
He said that a total of 150,000 registered candidates wrote the just concluded JAMB mock examination nationwide, which was initially scheduled to hold on April 8, but was held on April 29.
Benjamin, however, advised candidates that wrote the mock examination to check their results on the board’s website.