…JAMB To Refund N4,000 Deposit By Candidates Who Failed To Complete Registration Process In 2021 UTME
By Our REPORTER
As 2022 registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry examination begin on February 12, 2022. the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has also said that it would refund N4,000 deposit paid by candidates who failed to complete the registration process for the 2021 UTME and the Direct Entry Examinations.
The board said the examination would hold between April 20 to 30, 2022.
The board made this known in its weekly bulletin released by its Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin on Monday, 24th January, 2022.
In the timeline of events attached to the bulletin, the board said: “UTME/ DE registration starts 12th February 2022 and ends 19th March 2022. Mock examination holds on 20th April, 2022. UTME holds from 20th to 30th April 2022.”
In its latest bulletin released on Monday, JAMB urged the affected candidates to visit its website and complete a form for the refund of the value of the draft they submitted to the Board.
The bulletin partly reads: “This is to notify all 2021 candidates who had deposited a draft of four thousand naira (N4,000) for late registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry but were unable to complete the registration process owing to no fault of the Board, even after the Board had extended the registration period twice,to visit the Board’s website https://www.jamb.gov.ng, and complete a form for the refund of the value of the draft they submitted to the Board.
“The above candidates are to click on the link 2021 UTME/DE Unregistered Candidates Bank Draft Recapture and fill the spaces after which they would key in the token sent to the phone numbers they had submitted during the submission of their drafts.
“It is this token that would be used to access a form on which they will fill in their account details for the refund of the value of the draft.
“Candidates are to provide these details within the next two weeks from the date of this publication.
“A text message containing OTP has been sent to the affected candidates besides this notification.
In another development, the Board said it has rejected the apology of a “repentant” candidate who wrote to intimate the board of examination malpractices which he committed 21 years ago.
This is as the examination body said the only way it would accept the apology is for the former candidate to forfeit all the certificates he had acquired with the result of his UTME.
This was disclosed in the weekly bulletin published by the board and released by Dr. Benjamin.
The bulletin partly reads: “A repentant candidate named Mr. Timipade Kemepade has written to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board asking for forgiveness owing to his involvement in examination malpractice in the course of obtaining the result of the UME (as UTME was known then) that he sat twenty-one years ago
He blamed youthful exuberance for his misconduct.
“Mr.Kemepade’s plea was contained in a letter addressed to JAMB titled: Restitution on my JAMB Result 21 Years Ago.”
The letter read in part: “With regret and sincere apology to JAMB, I, Timipade Kemepade, with Certificate No. 33208803GA confess that I participated in examination malpractice 21 years ago while sitting my JAMB examination.”
“The letter continued, ‘I, therefore, seek the forgiveness of JAMB. I sincerely regret my youthful exuberance.”
The Board, in its reply to Mr. Kemepade, stated that the apology and consequent admission of guilt are “rejected in their entirety and are, therefore, not admissible.”
The bulletin added: “Consequently, Mr. Kemepade was informed by the Board that the only condition for accepting his apology is his willingness to forfeit all the certificates he had fraudulently acquired with the result of the University Matriculation Examination.”