JAMB complicates UTME candidates registration process
The Joint admission matriculation board, JAMB may have further add to the stress of candidates applying for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board who earlier announced that in order to forestall touts from taking advantage of unsuspecting applicants, advised candidates to use only accredited registration centers.
Using the accredited registration centers isn’t the issue according to a number of correspondence taking, but centers are not evenly distributed across regions, for instance Lagos state and Ogun state.
The respondents added that in this age, where all registration can be completed personally by the candidates right in the comfort of their homes, the need to restrict UTME applicants to accredited centers is a step backward. The respondent suggested that JAMB should have advise interested applicant on how to complete the registration on their own ‘‘Do it Yourself”.
They are of the opinion that, ‘Do it yourself’ saves time, encourages candidates to be more versatile and efficient.
A twitter user asserted that even foreign schools admit students without accredited agents.
Other factors many Nigerians believed the process has become cumbersome include:
> Confusion on whether to create a new profile or use an old profile created for previous exam taken – Details that would have allowed the board decide on how many times a candidate has put for the exams.
> JAMB non-responsive to questions raised by followers and candidates (as responses to processes released via twitter) leaves many frustrated.
> USSD code attracting N100 charges is another factor that many believe is another way of milking the students and enriching JAMB as well as network providers.
We hope these and more issues that requires the board immediate response and attention would be given such priority.