The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not commenced the sale of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) forms as claimed.

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In a statement on Thursday, Fabian Benjamin, the board’s spokesman, warned prospective applicants to disregard fraudsters claiming the forms are already out.

Benjamin said while arrangements for the sale of the forms have been concluded, no date has been fixed of its sale.

“The attention of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has been drawn to the activities of unwholesome elements who had been misleading the general public on the purported commencement of the sale of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry application documents,” it read.

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“For the avoidance of doubt, any information in circulation purporting to have emanated from the Board to the effect that the sale of the 2022 UTME and DE forms has commenced is not only fraudulent but is a calculated attempt by mischief makers to create unnecessary panic among prospective candidates for their own selfish ends.

“It should be noted that the commencement of the sale of the Board’s application documents in any given year has never been shrouded in mystery rather it is always a well-publicised undertaking in the print media as well as online and electronic platforms.

“Although the Board has concluded all arrangements to commence the sale of the 2022 UTME/DE Application Documents in due course it is yet to fix any date for its commencement.”

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Benjamin said the board would inform the public when the sale of the forms would commence in due course.

“The Board wishes to inform the general public that they would be sufficiently informed of the commencement of the sale of EPINs once approval has been granted by relevant authorities,” it added.

“Furthermore, the announcement of a suitable date to commence the sale would be accompanied by well-defined information on the procedures for the purchase of the e-pins, creating a profile, and where to go for biometric capturing, among other essential details.”

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