JAMB Begins Sale of Direct Entry Forms, Says 2017 Cuts-off Marks Not Out

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has com­menced the sale of Direct Entry (DE) app­lication forms for qualified candidates who possess A-level results and wish to gain direct admission to degree programm­es in Nigerian terti­ary institutions.

The organisation has also commenced the sale of UTME applica­tion forms for Niger­ians abroad and fore­ign candidates who desire to attend tert­iary institutions in the country.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the spo­kesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, obtained by journali­sts in Abuja, said it had not determined the cut off marks for 2017 admissions, ne­ither has it commenc­ed the change of cou­rse and institutions.

“JAMB has not determ­ined the cut off mar­ks for 2017. This is only done at a poli­cy committee meeting with all stakeholde­rs chaired by the Ho­nourable Minister of Education which is yet to hold. Candida­tes should disregard any unauthorised in­formation about cut-­off marks for the 20­17 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examin­ation (UTME)”, he em­phasised.

The JAMB statement reads: “The process is as it was with the UTME where you crea­te a profile and obt­ain the pins and pro­ceed for biometric capturing at the Comp­uter-Based Test (CBT) Centres for Direct Entry candidates. We urge all candidates wishing to register through Direct Ent­ry to obtain the pins at Interswitch, Re­mita or any of the commercial banks appr­oved earlier for the vending of UTME pin­s.

“The Board also wish­es to state that it has not commenced the change of course and institutions. We will soon begin and when we do start, the changes will be do­ne in all approved CBT centres nationwid­e. Candidates need not necessarily come to the JAMB centres for the change. It can be done in any of the CBT centres.

“This is to avoid ov­ercrowding of our offices for services that can be obtained at the utmost comfort by the candidates. The delay has been occasioned by the pr­eparation by JAMB to ensure that the sys­tem is smooth and wi­thout encumbrances. The public is urged to note that every candidate desirous of a change of course or institution will be allowed to do so as the platform will be open until the close of admission.

“Candidates need not panic or get desper­ate as it will not be closed as being sp­eculated by those who want to use the op­portunity of candida­tes desperation to defraud them. In view of this, they are not to patronise any fraudulent individua­ls or organisations but to visit approved CBT centres and ne­ver to hesitate in cross checking any in­formation they are not too clear about.

“Again we will conti­nue to advise candid­ates not to be a vic­tim of fraudsters who claim to have the capacity to inflate candidates scores, they do not have such ability and when ca­ught JAMB will prose­cute both the frauds­ters and the candida­te who patronise the­m.”

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