The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) apprehended four agents for selling ePINS which are needed for the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE) registrations above the original price.
The four agents have been identified as Abdulrazak Adiza, Mathew Joe, Obekee Godday and Inyang Patrick.
According to Premium Times, the spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, warned that any outlet caught selling the ePINs higher than the prescribed amount would be brought to justice.
Fabian noted that the cost of the ePINs are N3500 while that of the reading text is N500.
Fabian said: ”It has come to the knowledge of the Board that agents of certain registered sale outlets are vending the JAMB Registration ePINs at a cost higher than the prescribed fee.
“On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, one Amodu Friday was apprehended vending the ePINs above the regulated fee. Investigations also revealed that he was actually issuing receipts covering the regulated fee but collecting higher. This is a clear instance of criminality.”
JAMB also announced that there would be no registration today, Thursday in 243 centers holding third-party recruitment examinations. The registrations have therefore been shifted to Friday in order to avoid overcrowding of centers due to the nationwide recruitment examinations.