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, Media and 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 centres.
“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 2015 exercise.
“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 preferred choice.
“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 statement said.