The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would not reschedule the examination for any candidates who miss it on their scheduled date.
It therefore urged candidates for the 2019 UTME to adhere strictly to the printing order of their examination slips, to guide them on the date, time and venue for their examination.
The board also warned candidates and parents or guardians to refrain from paying UTME application fees to schools or tutorial centres insisting that it does not do group registration.
According to the board’s weekly bulletin, ‘JAMBULLETIN’, issued by its Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Lagos, printing of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, notification slip is on-going.
He said: “The notification is to allow candidates know their examination schedules, which includes time, date and venue of the examination. Candidates are therefore advised to take the printing order seriously in order for them to have an idea of the location of their centres, well ahead of the examination.
“It is also to enable them prepare for all necessary logistics of being at their respective centres on time.
“For those who are unable to access their slips through their portal at www.jamb.org.ng, the board has provided a step by step process of making the printing easy. First, they should go to the official JAMB portal, www.jamb.org.ng/efacility /printexaminationslip. Next, candidates would be required to enter their registration number, telephone number used in vending the pin at the point of registration or email in the appropriate column and follow the next command.”
Benjamin advised candidates to print two copies of the examination slip in full, as one copy would be submitted at the centre while the second copy would be kept by the candidates for reference purpose.
He also advised candidates to ensure they are verified using the Biometric Verification Machine.
On the issue of registration, the bulletin said it had become necessary to issue the warning due to the growing trend where some elite schools, colleges and tutorial centres collect money in bulk from candidates to register them en masse.
“In this regard, it should be reiterated that the board does not do group registration, as candidates are required to do individual registration.
“The board has noted with displeasure a series of some of the unfortunate situation some of these schools, especially the elite ones, have put some candidates through. In their bid to make money, they engage in series of infractions in the name of group registration and other acts inimical to the interest of the candidates and the sanctity of the examination.
“This kind of fraudulent registration end up distorting candidate’s data,” it said.
The bulletin noted that the board’s examination was not a school based examination and therefore does not require candidates registering in groups.
Over 1.8 million candidates are expected to sit for the examination which has been scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 11.