Beginning with the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will use a cashless registration policy (UTME).
With the new mechanism in place, JAMB will collect the permitted N700 registration fee on behalf of the various Computer-Based Test (CBT) centers in addition to the UTME registration fees.
The examination organization stated in its weekly bulletin, acquired on Monday, that money due to each registration center would be sent to appropriate bank accounts on a weekly basis or any timeframe agreeable to the center owners.
JAMB claimed that going cashless in the UTME registration process would halt some of the fraudulent activities of some CBT centers, which charge applicants more than the permitted cost.
“This commendable initiative was inspired by a thorough examination of the entire UTME registration process, which showed several unethical and improper activities by many Computer-Based Testing (CBT) centers.”
“It should be noted that these centers are only allowed to collect N700 as registration fees, but some dishonest centre owners took advantage of the opportunity to engage in conduct unbecoming of respectable establishments by engaging in massive extortion of candidates, among others, during the exercise.”
“As a result, the Board has decided to make the UTME registration procedure cashless going forward in order to prevent such acts of extortion.” This action would close any loopholes that allow unscrupulous service providers to extort unwitting candidates.