The Joint admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday, issued a statement warning telecommunication companies to stop overcharging candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
The board said mobile network providers should charge only N50 per SMS as agreed.
In a statement, JAMB’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, said: “The attention of the board has been drawn to multiple SMS charges on candidates phone numbers attempting to register for the 2018 UTME and DE by telecommunications companies enlisted to provide profile code creation services through sending and receiving of SMS.
“The telecom companies are to charge only N50 per SMS to use the service. Candidates are made to repeat these SMS commands several times either due to poor network or processing failure leading to rapid responses after the command is sent.
“The board therefore advises telecom service providers to stop the multiple charges and stick to the agreement reached with the board.”
Benjamin advised candidates who are victims of multiple charges to raise a complaint support ticket on support.jamb.gov.ng