The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has directed CBT to stop the sales of ePINs to candidates or face the repercussions of flouting the directive.
The Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede gave the order in a statement released yesterday, adding that violating the directive would attract appropriate sanctions according to law.
The statement signed by it press Director, Fabian Benjamin said candidates now have more time to complete their registration for the 2021 UTME/DE, which was expected to end on May 15, 2021.
The Board further explained that the extension for candidates was contingent upon stakeholders’ firm commitment to deliver on their respective responsibilities to educational development
“After a thorough meeting with the board, stakeholders recommended a two-week extension for registration, to now end on May 29, 2021.
“Accordingly the 2021 Mock UTME earlier scheduled for 20th May 2021 will now hold on June 3, 2021, while the main UTME will hold from June 19 – July 3, 2021.
“JAMB will dispatch monitoring teams to all States of the Federation and the FCT during the extension period.
“There will also be a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director (ICT/FME) to seek for an alternative Value Added Service (VAS) company.
“JAMB hereby directs CBT Centres to stop selling ePINs and flouting this directive should attract appropriate sanctions.
“Furthermore, no CBT centre should collect money for ePIN and registration fees simultaneously. No CBT centre should collect a registration fee until completion of registration.
“Stakeholders reiterated the prohibition of group registration for candidates, with the threat of sanction against any CBT centre that violates the instruction.
“Also, CBT centres are directed to open all twenty (20) allowable registration points to, ease congestion at the centres.
“Candidates for Direct Entry are reminded to, while procuring their ePIN, specify their category of admission. However, where a DE candidate mistakenly purchases an ePIN for UTME, the selling point is hereby directed to rectify the error by swapping the ePIN to DE at no further cost to the candidate.
“Digital Service Providers are equally encouraged to expand their facilities, including the provision of redundancy links.
“Lastly, the Federal Ministry of Education has been directed to discourage parents from seeking to register underage and immature candidates to pursue tertiary education ahead of their time,” it says..