The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has asked candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to report any of its worker involved in fraudulent financial transactions with them for necessary action.
The board said that it frowns at any form of financial dealings between candidates and its workers.
The board stated these in a tweet on its official Twitter handle: @JAMBHQ on Thursday in Abuja.
A twitter user with the handle; @fluxxyynn had accused some workers of JAMB in its Lagos office of extorting N2000 from students who wanted to do any documentation with them.
The tweeter user tweeted: “@JAMBHQ office In Lagos keeps extorting money from students who want to do any documentation with them. Taking as much as 2000 naira brine from students to have their data capture after paying 16,000 Naira to Jamb account. Everyone extort you in this country.”
But in a series of tweets, JAMB advised candidates to pay all fees into the board’s Treasury Single Account.
“All payments on JAMB services are made directly to the board’s TSA. Please be informed that the board frowns on any form of financial dealings between candidates and workers.
“Therefore, candidates involved in any financial transaction with a staff of the board should notify the board immediately and also provide any useful information about such staff for necessary action,” JAMB tweeted.
The board also advised candidates who wish to write the 2020 UTME to visit the nearest National Identity Management Commission’s office to have their data captured.
The board insisted that candidates must register for the National Identification Number as a prerequisite to write the 2020 examination.
“All candidates wishing to take the 2020 UTME must have the National Identification Number. Prospective candidates are urged to visit the nearest NIMC office for their capturing. The board would only register candidates with NIN,” the tweet reads.