Tuesday , May 28 2024

JAMB Denies Opening Change of Course/Institution & Data Correction For 2017

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has denied that it has commenced the 2017 JAMB change of course and correction of data.

This announcement was made by JAMB’s head of Media Dr Fabian Benjamin.

According to him, JAMB has not opened its portal for candidates in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)  to effect change of course or correction of data.

He mentioned that this announcement became necessary following huge number of JAMB candidates that thronged the JAMB office at Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday demanding for such services which created unnecessary chaos.

He noted that the reason for the rush and panic by candidates is because they have been  misled to believe that the portal will soon be closed for that service.

He said that JAMB has not concluded the its 2017 examination as candidates who registered late and those who could not be verified during the examination that was held between 13th and 20th May, 2017 will have to take the supplementary examination so it will be unfair for the board to open window for such correction and changes at the the moment.

He said that when the board opened the window for correction of data and change of course it would make the announcement. He assure all candidates desirous of carrying out the correction of data or change of institution that the board would ensure that enough time was given for them to do so.

He further assured that JAMB will decentralize the service so that it will be easily accessible to candidates.

However, evidences and observations shows that many JAMB candidates have been able to effect changes in their courses, institutions and other details at the JAMB offices and CBT centres in that last few days. The questions is if JAMB is claiming that the portal has not been enabled, how were these candidates able to do so?

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