The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) confirmed that about 1.16 million candidates have registered for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this revelation in Abuja on Saturday while visiting some CBT centres.
While warning centres against irregularities, the former Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, insisted that registration timeline for the 2023 UTME would not be extended.
He said, “UTME is not a school-based examination, it’s individual candidates and you can see what some schools are doing, collecting N30,000 from candidates in the name of JAMB and then end up missing the telephone number of the candidates.
“So once they keep the telephone number of candidates it is unlikely that the candidates when we are contacting them to make a change in their timetable, you send a text to them, and it will not get to them,” he said.
The JAMB boss after they have graduated from school and want to change course, they don’t have access to it.
“And that is a way of extorting the parents, and we will take adequate steps to make sure that we stop that.
“We will tell every CBT centre to stop doing bulk purchases of pins and bulk registration.
“So if a centre sells more than one pin to a source or collects money for more than one pin from a source, then we will sanction such a centre,” he said.
He, however, advised candidates to report any centre making moves to extort them.