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2023 UTME: JAMB cancels registrations



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has canceled the registrations of 817 candidates for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

It was cancelled due to identified infractions regarding the use of biometric fingerprints in the registration process.

According to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the registrations were invalidated after 178 Computer Based Test (CBT) centers were found to have used strange fingerprints in the registration process.

The JAMB boss stated that some registration officers used their own fingerprints to complete the registration process for the candidates.

However, the students will be given another opportunity to re-register for the exam, with the cost of registration being borne by the CBT centers.

Oloyede also highlighted the dangers of allowing a registration officer or any other person to add their finger during the capturing of a candidate’s biometric data, as it can result in impersonation and the altering of vital details, including the exam center.

The JAMB has put in place a device to detect any strange fingerprints and prevent such infractions.

Additionally, five CBT centers were recently suspended for selling UTME registration pins above the stipulated price.

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Four of the five centers have been let off the hook, and the excess payment will be refunded to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) for necessary action.

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