The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says about 1.7 million candidates registered for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) including 120 prison inmates who will also sit for the examination.
The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja. He also confirmed the examination had not been postponed and will hold on Friday, May 13 except for those that have Seven Days Adventist service.
He also advised UTME candidates to always check their e-mails for further updates, noting that some candidates are fond of giving out their passwords and e-mail addresses to strangers in spite of several warnings from the board.
“Candidates should be aware of fraudsters who hide under cyber cafe operators to defraud innocent children. We have caught some of them while mischievously collecting money from candidates with the help of some security officers,’’ he said.