The head of media and information, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement in Lagos, debunked speculations that JAMB application Forms for the 2017 UTME were already on sale.
He has warned the public to disregard the speculations, as it is obviously false and had been circulated by some group of persons.
The statement quoted the registrar of the examination body, Ishaq Oloyede, as saying;
“The public is hereby notified that JAMB has not commenced the sales of its application documents as advertised by some unknown and desperate persons.
“They are to disregard any website or individuals claiming to be in possession of these documents and offering same for sales.
“We are putting finishing touches to innovation and changes to ease the challenges associated with the procedure of application for the 2017 all Computer-Based Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“We are looking forward to announcing the commencement of the sales of these documents very soon,”.
In the statement, Mr. Oloyede had announced his willingness to open the board’s door to the public to make valuable contributions and also report any act against the board’s pedigree by either the staff or the board’s development partners.
“We must all be interested in what happens in JAMB, as it is too important to be ignored.
“Help us to watch over where our eyes cannot get to, hear where our ears fail and be our police where our presence is insufficient,” the statement said.
The Registrar had reiterated the board’s determination to ensure that nobody was spared in sustaining and advancing the credibility of the board.
Written by Okolo Ezinne