Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Jamb Denies Extorting Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has denied media reports indicating that its staff are involved in extorting candidates.

A statement signed by its spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said that its management "has continued to ease the challenges the public go through to assess the board's services and to ensure that the unsuspecting public are not duped by criminally minded Nigerians in the name of being JAMB staff or offering to render services that are readily available to all."

Online registration was introduced so that candidates won't involve a third party when they register. "Candidates are to only purchase the board's scratch cards at designated banks at approved prices boldly written on them to be able to access the internet," he said.

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