Scramble For Registration Heightens As JAMB Set To End DE Utme Pin Sales On May 30
There is a new scramble for the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board(JAMB) direct entry pins after the examination body announced plans to end sales of the DE UTME pins by Tuesday,May 30th, 2023.
There is a renewed scramble for the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board(JAMB) direct entry pins after the examination body announced plans to end sales of the DE UTME pins by Tuesday,May 30th, 2023.
Myschoolnews reports this new directive was contained in a statement issued by Fabian Benjamin, Ph.D, Acting Director Public Affairs, JAMB on Tuesday morning.
The statement reads:
"The 2023 DE registration is unique among many others as it came with some features meant to enhance the Board's capacity to permanently address those loopholes hitherto being exploited by some vested interests.
"It was, therefore, not at all surprising to witness the surge in the number of candidates in one or two of our offices.
The new regime which has exposed the quantum of cases of falsifications and other infractions in the DE value chain as reported is one of the many gains of the regulated DE registration exercise.
"One good thing about the exercise is that the Board has been able to capture only deserving candidates with only pockets of outstanding candidates remaining in a couple of Board's offices particularly in Lagos. Even here, the Board has adopted a scheduling system whereby candidates are allocated to specific days for their DE registration to preclude any further incidence of overcrowding.
"The attention of the Board has also been drawn to the unwholesome actions of some tutorial centers and some desperate parents, who are conniving with some A’ level tutorial centers to perpetrate acts prejudicial to the education sector and national interests.
"Consequently, the Board is restating its determination to always innovate means and ways of checkmating all acts of infractions and at the same time would not hesitate to impose appropriate sanctions on any A’level awarding institutions found wanting.
"All A’level institutions are enjoined to be vigilant as there are deliberate intentions by desperate candidates to compromise their operations.
"All genuine aspiring DE candidates, who are yet to register for the exercise are, therefore, urged to come out now to register as the Board would not entertain any further extension."
He further noted that the registration exercise which commenced in February was earlier suspended to facilitate the incorporation of methods to safeguard the process was now ready to be concluded.