Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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JAMB remits N5bn to FG, warns against multiple registration

JAMB remits N5bn to FG, warns against multiple registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has remitted to the Federal Government over N5 billion saved through the transparent and judicious use of resources in the conduct of its activities.

The Board, which made this known in a statement made available to The AUTHORTY on Sunday and signed by its spokesman, Dr Fabian Benja­min, warned that it would not tolerate multiple entries by can­didates in the ongoing registra­tion for Direct Entry and Uni­fied Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for for­eign centres.

According to JAMB, multi­ple registration is a serious of­fence and any candidate who in­dulges in such act will be caught by a software and disqualified from taking part in the exercise, adding that it is not interested in revenue generation drive.

Parts of the statement read: “The Board is not interested in the candidates’ money as being insinuated by a certain group which suggested to the Board that such registrations will en­hance the revenue base of the Board. No, we are more inter­ested in the sanctity of the ex­amination and not the money.

“If money was our concern, we would not be returning over N5 billion to the Federal Gov­ernment coffers. This year, we have remitted back to govern­ment over N5 billion, the high­est ever in the 40 years of the Board.”

The examination body called on other government agencies to emulate JAMB in prudent man­agement of resources so that much can be returned to gov­ernment coffers to stimulate the economy out of recession.

The statement also urged UTME candidates to disregard all information on admission, especially cut-off marks being circulated on the internet, say­ing that cut-off marks for admis­sions are yet to be fixed.

“The Prof Oloyede-led man­agement is working round the clock to ensure a transparent, acceptable and fair admission process in the selection of can­didates. It has designed a soft­ware known as Central Admis­sions Processing System (CAPS), where human interference will be completely removed,” the statement added.