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We’re yet to commence sale of 2022 UTME forms – JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says it has not commenced the sale of 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE, application forms.

The board, in a statement by its Spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Thursday in Abuja, dismissed speculation and misinformation in some quarters that the examination forms were now on sale.

Mr Benjamin said that the attention of the board had been drawn to the activities of unwholesome elements misleading the general public on the purported commencement of the sale of the 2022 UTME and DE application documents.

“For the avoidance of doubt, any information in circulation purporting to have emanated from the board that the sale of the 2022 UTME and DE forms has commenced is not only fraudulent but a calculated attempt by mischief makers to create unnecessary panic among prospective candidates for their own selfish ends.

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“It should be noted that the commencement of the sale of the application documents in any given year has never been shrouded in mystery rather it is always a well-publicised undertaking in the print media, online and electronic platforms.

“Although, the board has concluded all arrangements to commence the sale of the 2022 UTME/DE Application Documents in due course but it is yet to fix any date for its commencement.

“The general public is, therefore, by this notice urged to be mindful of speculators who are in the habit of second-guessing the board’s on certain procedural issues with the aim of defrauding hapless candidates,” he said.

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The spokesperson further said that the public would be sufficiently informed of the commencement of the sale of E-Pins once approval had been granted by relevant authorities.

He added that the board would announce a suitable date to commence the sale, accompanied by well-defined information on the procedures for the purchase of the e-pins, create a profile, and where to go for biometric capturing, among other essential details.

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