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JAMB Suspends e-Tranzact Vending Of 2023 UTME/DE

In a bid to ensure zero tolerance for the exploitation of candidates, who desire to partake in the Board’s processes, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the immediate suspension of one of its major vendors, eTranzact, from further engaging in the vending of the 2023 UTMEePINs.

According to jambulletin, Evidence available to the Board showed that some of the agents of eTransact such as Embassy Cafe have been vending the 2023 UTME ePINs above the prescribed

fee.

This suspension is sequel to the flouting of the Board’s ground rule that no vendor is allowed to sell above the prescribed fee.

It should be recalled that the Board had made it abundantly clear that to be listed as a vending outlet, a vendor would not be allowed to sell a dime above the approved fee.

Furthermore, to ensure that all vendors play by the rules, the Board had approved a handsome commission for them per each ePIN vend.

The Board also made it explicitly clear that the vendors would be held responsible for the actions or inactions of their agents, especially as they are concern about the vending fee of its ePINs.

Given the incidence of extortion

perpetrated by some of its agents,

eTranzact is hereby suspended from engaging in the vending of the Board’s ePINS as well as other transactions associated with the Board’s processes.

In the same vein, the Board urged

candidates, who had been made to pay above the approved fee by any vendor or exploited in other ways other than inflating the cost of the ePIN to register their complaint by contacting JAMB at complaints@jamb.gov.ng and providing their ePIN.

The Board has put in a robust mechanism for continuous monitoring of the conduct of

all vending outlets to ensure that Nigerians, who desire to obtain the Board’s ePlNs are not exploited.

All vendors are, therefore, urged to

monitor the activities of their agents as the Board would not abdicate its responsibility of protecting the interests of

Nigerians getting value and services for their money.

In the same vein, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission(FCCPC) has also waded in by providing a link to also receive complaints

from candidates on FCCPC website where candidates will state their complaints and provide their ePINs to report any incidence of exploitation they encountered.

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