•Reinforces admission mobile app
By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA — THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclaimed admission cut-off marks circulating in social media, asking higher institution admission seekers to disregard them.
The board said it was yet to release the cut-off marks for 2020 admissions, saying the ones in circulation were from fraudsters who in their usual ways,were out to dupe unsuspecting admission seekers.
JAMB also said it had reinforced its Central Admission Processing System, CAPS, mobile app to enable candidates access to information regarding admission-related issues in the comfort of their homes without visiting any Computer-Based Test,CBT centres or cyber cafe.
The board in a statement released by its Head of Media and Information,Dr Fabian Benjamin, yesterday, insisted that the cut-off marks were fake, asking candidates to be wary of the antics of fraudsters.
JAMB disclosed that the 2020 cut-off marks would be decided at a stakeholders policy meeting slated for June 15 and 16, 2020, and expected to be presided by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
He said: “Kindly disregard any cut off marks paraded by fraudsters. It is fake news. Cut off marks are decided at a policy meeting chaired by the Minister of Education with all heads of tertiary institutions, CEOs of regulatory agencies in education and all other critical stakeholders in attendance.
“This meeting has been fixed for June 15 and 16, 2020, all things being equal. Until this meeting is held, no body can talk about cut off mark. Nigerians are advised to disregard any such marks being paraded.”
JAMB also, in its weekly bulletin yesterday, said it had “reinforced its Central Admission Processing System, CAPS, mobile app to enable candidates access information regarding admission-related issues in the comfort of their homes without visiting any Computer-Based Test,CBT centres or cyber cafe.
“All they need do is to download the JAMB’s CAPS onto their phones.