The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not commenced the sale of the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms as rumoured in some quarters.

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There have been reports that the board has started selling this year’s UTME forms.

But in the latest edition of its weekly bulletin released on Monday, JAMB dismissed the reports as an attempt to mislead the public.

The board warned the public not to fall prey to fraudsters and rumour mongers, while urging applicants to always confirm information relating to its activities on its official online platforms.

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“JAMB reiterates that it has not began sale of its 2021 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) application forms, neither has it announced a date for the exercise,” it said.

“The clarification became necessary following fake news  that the board has began the sale and was urging prospective applicants to procure same from some nebulous selling outlets.

“The public is to note that the news of purported sale of the registration forms is false and an attempt to mislead the public.”

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The board stated that it has defined channels of communicating to the public and has not delegated any persons or group of persons to handle the sale on its behalf.

The exam body added that it would communicate the commencement date for this year’s edition of the exercise through the appropriate channels after completing its arrangement.

JAMB pointed out that the delay in the sale of the UTME forms was due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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