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JAMB FORM: Beware of FAKE JAMB FORM! JAMB warns candidate as security agents raid cyber cafe selling fake UTM form


Isiaq Oloyede, Registrar
of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has alerted
Nigerians on fake 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations
(UTME) registration forms that are in circulation, saying some
unscrupulous people are already selling fake registration forms even
though the form is not yet available.
The Registrar was
speaking against the backdrop of some illegal operators of Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration and tutorial
centres arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence
Corps (NSCDC) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state and in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Speaking in Abeokuta,
Ogun state capital during the parade of two suspects (names withheld)
arrested by the NSCDC, the Registrar who was represented by Olujide
Adisa, Director of Special Duties, JAMB, noted that the arrest of five
suspects (three in Ado-Ekiti and two in Abeokuta) showed that Nigerians
were being duped through non-existent UTME registration forms.
He said, “We discover
that because we have not launched UTME registration for 2017, some
people are taking advantage of innocent students, giving them fake
registration forms. They are collecting money from them and what they
are giving them does not exist. We have been to Ado-Ekiti where NSCDC
was able to arrest some owners of cyber cafes doing fake UTME
“We got some e-slips,
that is JAMB template form, from them and we were able to call some of
the candidates who confirmed that they had paid them some money. Some
paid N7,000, some paid N27,000, it ranges, for the UTME registration. We
also learnt that NSCDC in Ogun state had arrested some people for same
While the Registrar was
asked about the perceived little delay experienced in the sales of UTME
registration forms this year which might have given reason for fake said
sales of registration forms, he said, “We are still re-engineering the
process and modifying it to be seamless, easy and simple to register.”
The Registrar added, “As soon as the registration is ready, we will
advertise and also advertise those that are eligible to involve in the
registration. What we are telling the public is that 2017 JAMB-UTME
registration form is not out yet, when the form is out, it will be
advertised, and everybody will know the conditions necessary to acquire
the form.
“Where to register the
form will equally be advertised. You will discover that we are no longer
using scratch cards, everything is online and e-payment. For somebody
to be collecting cash from anybody for JAMB registration, it is illegal,
we have not given mandate to sell forms to anybody. Anybody that has
any questions regarding JAMB should approach our state offices.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun
State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has
paraded two suspects, including the owner of SHOBONET Academy, arrested
in Abeokuta over the sales of UTME registration form for a 17-year
applicant (name withheld), collecting N1,500 from the innocent boy for
2017 UTME registration.
Speaking to journalists
on the illegal activities of the suspects in Abeokuta, Aboluwoye
Akinwande, Commandant, NSCDC, Ogun State Command said, “We were called
from JAMB Office to be specific, and our officers went there and we were
informed of what was happening. In order to arrest them, we went to
their cyber cafe and we found out that this was the thing they have been
“A particular person
whom they had already collected N1,500 from when to this place wanting
to make sure whether it was genuine or not, that was the reason to
certify whether JAMB form is really on or not.
“So, in collaboration
with JAMB officials, our men went to the cyber cafe and they were able
to find out about what they were doing there. As it is now, we
conducting are our preliminary  investigation and as time goes on, we
will charge them to court.”


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