The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB arrest agent , on Tuesday, captured a few specialists of one of the online installment administrations for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), for purportedly charging over the endorsed cost by the Board. This was; revealed by JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, while observing the progressing UTME/Direct Entry (DE) enrollment in Bwari, Abuja.
As indicated by him, the operators, who worked for Unified Payments Services (UPS), charged a few competitors the entirety of N4,500, as; against the endorsed cost of N4,000, for the enrollment.
He portrayed this as; heartbreaking and baffling as the board preceding the initiation of the enrollment has a gathering with the certify sellers and concurred that out of the N3,500 created for every e-pin, they have a N210 commission.
He said the board, in light of the Federal Government’s order chose to sell the structures to no end more than N4,000; N3,500 for e-pin and N500 for the English understanding content.
We called attention to this to merchants that it was; a presidential mandate with the goal that Nigerians are not misused and we are; prepared to ensure this.
“For any specialist to sell over the endorsed value is unlawful and inadmissible; as we talk currently, United Payments Service has been; suspended from the offer of the 2020 UTME/Direct Entry (DE) structures,” Benjamin said.
Benjamin likewise said that the board had set out a group of specialists over the entirety of its focuses across the country to angle out the individuals who execute acts that were; in opposition to the guidelines and guidelines of the board.
He additionally said; that any bank or selling outlet that sells N1 over; the affirmed cost would be; suspended and whatever store they had with JAMB arrest agent would be; reallocated.
Benjamin likewise exhorted applicants against enlisting from open assessment instructional exercise educators as they were; not certify merchants of the board.
Whoever registers with them, he stated, would be; excluded from sitting for the assessments jamb arrest agent.
He, nonetheless, clarified that the specialists, who were; trapped in the demonstration, had been; approached to restore the extra N500 they charged to the applicants and had since been given over; to the Police for additional examination.