The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says it has concluded all arrangements to begin the sale of 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration forms.

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According to NAN, the board broke the news in its weekly bulletin on Monday.

The board said official dates for the commencement of the sale of both forms and the conduct of the examinations would be announced not later than March 24.

According to JAMB, the 2021 exercise was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The exam body also warned that any ongoing sale of forms and registration was fraudulent and not associated with JAMB.

“This year’s exercise, unlike the previous years, is peculiar because of the series of disruptions to virtually all aspects of public life occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic,” it said.

“It is with this extant reality in mind that the delay is being experienced, with the board embarking on series of strategic adjustments, aimed at ensuring that academic activities are not unduly impacted.

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“The public is to note that the 2021 UTME/DE application forms are not yet on sale. Anybody advertising anything to the contrary is a fraudster.”

While reiterating its commitment to ensuring the process goes smoothly, the board disclosed that it had apprehended one Okogu Ambrose for illegally registering candidates.

The board said he was caught after collecting payment from innocent candidates in the guise of registering them for the yet-to-commence 2021/2022 UTME exercise.

“Ambrose is a serial offender, who was arrested in 2020 for extorting money for which he had no authorisation to execute,” it said.

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“The board would, however, ensure that relevant security agencies prosecute Ambrose with the hope that he does not escape the long arm of the law this time.”



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