By Abba Gwale
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied a report circulating in the media that the board has fixed a date for the commencement of sales of application forms for 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Head of the Media and Information of the board, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mr. Benjamin refuted the reports carried by some media organizations that the board has already commenced the sales of 2021 forms, which he described as “misleading and malicious.”
“The board’s attention has been drawn to some fictitious advertisement for the sales of the 2021 UTME/Direct Entry (DE) application documents purportedly coming from the board,” said Benjamin.
He further said, “This is totally false, and an attempt to mislead the public as the board has not rolled out its 2021 application documents.
“We have clearly defined channels of communication and as soon as we commence the process, the public will be duly informed via the necessary media platforms.
“The board, therefore, want to urge members of the general public not to be hoodwinked into falling prey to the antics of these persons, who derive pleasure in causing confusion.
“We all know the global disruptions caused by the Coronavirus, to education and other sectors of the economy, hence the delay in the commencement of the process as was obtained in previous years,” he concluded
Benjamin also urged members of the public to always seek information of the board through its online platforms for genuine information.