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.