The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) on Wednesday cautioned candidates
against patronising unapproved centres while
registering for the 2016 all Computer Based Test
(CBT) of the UTME.
A statement signed by JAMB’s Head, Mediaand
Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Lagos, said
that some candidates were patronising
unapproved registration centres.
It said that the candidates were being reminded
that JAMB’s registration for the 2016 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
should be done only at the board’s approved
“The board hereby wants to state unequivocally
that it will not be liable in the event of any
irregularity, challenges or inaccessible data
arising from the wrong registration.
“JAMB, once again, urges candidates that their
registration should be done at its approved
centres, to avoid certain challenges such as no
results and incomplete results.
“The essence of registration at the approved
centres for the candidates is to ensure complete
results without any hitches.
“Candidates are also to note that the registration
will be ending in January 2016,” it said.
According to the statement, JAMB has put all
machinery in place to ensure that next year’s
examination records an improvement over the
“We are working round the clock to give the
country an examination that is malpractice and
stress-free; and guarantees the spirit of equality
and fairness to all and sundry.
“Be informed that this year’s registration has
been done in a way that candidates will have
additional provision for more preferred choices, in
case they do not get admission in their most
“Candidates are allowed to choose from a list of
institutions with more spaces.
“This method is to give candidates a second
chance of being admitted, should they miss their
most preferred choice.
“The board is only trying to ensure that all
available spaces are being utilised,” the
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