The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has stated that candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, should not be complaining of not knowing their examination centres when they have not gone to print their slip.
The JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said on Thursday that, “the slip contains their centres, the time allocated to them to sit for the exam, and everything,” insisting that candidates ought to go and print it to know where and when they would be taking the UTME.
According to him, “If they do not go to print, how would they get to know their centres? The centres are not just supposed to fly and land in your house. You have to go and print it. If a candidate has not got to print the slip, certain information would not get to him or her.”
The board had stated that the UTME, which kick-starts Thursday March 9, would hold in 605 Computer Base Test, CBT, centres which have already been approved across the country.
While revealing the amount cyber café operators get per candidate who sits for exam in their centre, Benjamin said, “The payment of N600 by JAMB to CBT centre operators has been the tradition. We have to pay the CBT centres for using their facilities. So we are paying for each candidate that sits for exam there.
“The CBT centre operators are not charging extra one naira to the N600 JAMB is paying them per candidate.”