The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) e-PIN sales would close on May 26, while registration of candidates who obtained the e-PIN would end on May 30.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 22, by the JAMB Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
Benjamin stated that the 2023 DE registration, which commenced in February, was extended for all desiring candidates to register.
He said it was later suspended to facilitate the incorporation of certain safeguards designed to enhance the sanctity of the exercise.
“It is, 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,” the JAMB spokesperson added.
Benjamin said the exercise had enabled the board to capture only deserving candidates, with only pockets of outstanding candidates remaining in a couple of board’s offices, particularly in Lagos.
The JAMB spokesman noted that the board had adopted a scheduling system, where candidates are allocated to specific days for their registration to preclude any further incidence of overcrowding.
He said the board was aware of unwholesome actions of some tutorial centres and some desperate parents conniving with some ‘A’ level tutorial centres to perpetrate acts inimical to the education sector and national interests.
Benjamin stressed that JAMB 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 candidates, who are yet to register for the exercise are urged to register as the board would not entertain any further extension,” he stated.