The Board’s Head Of Media And Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Who Made The Call In An Interview With The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) In Lagos, Said That Such Candidates Could Commence The Booking From Thursday (July 2).
As per him, the improvement is in accordance with the NCDC’s security conventions to check the spread of COVID-19.
As we all know, the Federal Government, in its weekly media briefing on Monday, June 29, lifted the ban on inter-state travels and others.
”Before this time, candidates had been calling the board concerning one or two issues and need to visit our offices physically to get these issues sorted out.
”With the ease of inter-state movement lockdown, for instance, those who have been yearning to visit our offices nationwide can now do so by booking an appointment with our officials, in order to get the necessary attention, while keeping safe,” he said.
As per Benjamin, to book the arrangement, such applicants need to dial *55019# with a similar phone number they utilized in buying the pin for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“Immediately they dial this number, additional information will appear on their telephones, which they should follow and adhere strictly to.
”This will ensure that the offices will be free from crowd, thereby maintaining the safety standard as rolled out by the NCDC,” he said.
Benjamin additionally encouraged parents to halt from requesting that outsiders handle UTME enrollment procedure of their kids.
He said that such demands had regularly caused contortion of up-and-comers information.
”Let us sound this warning again, especially to some elite schools who collect money on behalf of JAMB from parents of candidates in the name of doing group registration: UTME is not a school-based examination.
”Candidates should be allowed to do their registration individually to forestall any form of incidence.
“Often times, some of these candidates who fall victims of this group registration, come back to the board to complain about these irredeemable errors, and there is nothing we can do about them.
”We strongly advise that candidates do their registration by themselves to avoid repercussions of any type, including exposing their profile codes,” he said.
He likewise asked up-and-comers planning to do any type of exchanges that would include money installments not to pay to anybody, saying that the board would not get money installments.
”All payments should be done on our platform through the banks or using their ATM cards,” he stated.