The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged the public to disregard the speculations that it had commenced the sales of its application documents for 2017 UTME by some group of persons.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, debunked the speculations in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
According to the statement, the Registrar of the examination body, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has expressed disappointment with the development and calls on innocent Nigerians not to fall prey.
“The public is hereby notified that JAMB has not commenced the sales of its application documents as advertised by some unknown and desperate persons.
“They are to disregard any website or individuals claiming to be in possession of these documents and offering same for sales.
“We are putting finishing touches to innovation and changes to ease the challenges associated with the procedure of application for the 2017 all Computer-Based Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“We are looking forward to announcing the commencement of the sales of these documents very soon,’’ the statement quoted the registrar as saying.
The statement advised the public to feel free to contact the board for clarification on its activities through its website or contact numbers whenever they were in doubt.
It noted that Oleyede had announced his willingness to open the board’s door to the public to make valuable contributions and also report any act against the board’s pedigree by either the staff or the board’s development partners.
“We must all be interested in what happens in JAMB, as it is too important to be ignored.
“Help us to watch over where our eyes cannot get to, hear where our ears fail and be our police where our presence is insufficient,’’ the statement said.
It added that the Registrar had restated the board’s determination to ensure that nobody was spared in sustaining and advancing the credibility of the board.