UTME registration: JAMB reads riot act to ePIN vendors

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed to dish out severe sanctions to ePIN sale outlets that are vending the registration item at a cost higher than the approved fee.

The Board which made this known in a statement made available to The AUTHORITY in Abuja, warned that outlets that have cultivated such practice would have their licence for the sale of ePIN in the ongoing registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) revoked.

The statements signed by JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, called on all outlets to ensure only credible tellers are registered for vending.

The statement read: “It has come to the knowledge of the Board that agents of certain registered sale outlets are vending the JAMB Registration ePINs at a cost higher than the prescribed fee.

“The Board wishes to reiterate that any outlet whose agents sell the ePINs above the prescribed fee shall be sanctioned. Sanctions to be meted out would include immediate revocation of the license to sell. The Board, therefore, appeals to all outlets to register only credible tellers for the vending.”

The examination body said it has ensured the arrest of five agents between Tuesday and Wednesday last week for selling ePINs above the stipulated fee.

“The vendors were immediately suspended from further participation in the selling of ePINs for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise,” the statement said.

“The Board calls on all Nigerians to help ensure that nobody exploits candidates. For the umpteenth time, the cost of the ePIN is N3,500 and the reading text is N500,” the statement added.

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