The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has sanctioned some e-PIN vending outlets in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) for charging prospective candidates above the prescribed fee.
This was contained in the weekly bulletin of the Board. It was gathered that the agents were immediately sanctioned, and their licenses revoked.
Before the commencement of the registration, JAMB and the e-PIN vendors agreed that the prescribed fee for the 2020 UTME/DE e-PINs would be N3,500 and the reading text, N500, and outlets were warned not to vend the ePINS at any price above the stipulated amount as doing that would attract sanction.
Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the registrar in a statement as contained in the bulletin frowned at outlets that disregarded the set rule and ignore due process.
He said, “It has come to the knowledge of the Board that agents of certain registered sale outlets are vending the JAMB registration e-PINs at a cost higher than the prescribed fee. Consequently, the Board has revoked the licenses of the outlets involved in the fraudulent act so as to send a warning signal to others. The arrested agents would be arraigned soon. It is on this note that we appeal to all outlets to register only credible tellers for vending.”
Oloyode said that the decision to revoke licenses was to send a signal to other agents about the consequence awaiting them if they shun due process.