The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday warned the public not to fall prey to fraudsters and rumour mongers.
The board gave the advice in a weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar, stating that it is yet to begin the sale of the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms.
”JAMB reiterates that it has not began the sale of its 2021 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) application forms, neither has it announced a date for the exercise.
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.”
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.
It also added that the public would be duly informed on the commencement of the exercise via appropriate media platforms once it was done planning the process.
It added that the sale of the application forms was delayed due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic in the country.