The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged candidates to not visit any of its offices for visiting sake.
The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin revealed this during an interview with Newsmen in Lagos today.
According to him, any candidate who wants to have a discussion with JAMB will need to book an appointment through phone, else, he or she will be ignored.
He added that the decision is in line with the NCDC’s safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
His words, “As we all know, the Federal Government, in its weekly media briefing on Monday, June 29, lifted the ban on inter-state travels and others.
”Before this time, candidates had been calling the board concerning one or two issues and need to visit our offices physically to get these issues sorted out.
”With the ease of inter-state movement lockdown, for instance, those who have been yearning to visit our offices nationwide can now do so by booking an appointment with our officials, in order to get the necessary attention, while keeping safe.”
“Immediately they dial the *55019# number, additional information will appear on their telephones, which they should follow and adhere strictly to.
”This will ensure that the offices will be free from crowd, thereby maintaining the safety standard as rolled out by the NCDC.”
”Let us sound this warning again, especially to some elite schools who collect money on behalf of JAMB from parents of candidates in the name of doing group registration: UTME is not a school-based examination.
”Candidates should be allowed to do their registration individually to forestall any form of incidence.
“Often times, some of these candidates who fall victims of this group registration, come back to the board to complain about these irredeemable errors, and there is nothing we can do about them.
”We strongly advise that candidates do their registration by themselves to avoid repercussions of any type, including exposing their profile codes.”