The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has suspended two Computer Based Test (CBT) centers handling the registration of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates over extortion.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who revealed this recently said that the Board had since been monitoring the exercise adding that it would not tolerate any form of extortion from the centers.
“We did that in order to stop them from defrauding candidates. We are getting reports from all over the country. We have suspended two centers, one in Jos and the other in Anambra because they took undue advantage of the candidates,” he said.
Prof. Oloyede urged UTME candidates to be careful as some fraudsters were still moving around in the various centers with the aim of defrauding them.
“This morning, someone who was supposed to sell a form for N3,500 was selling it for N6,000. We will not allow such to continue. We have created more avenues for them because we have liberalized the sale of form,” the Registrar added.
Recall that 718 CBT centers were accredited across the nation to aid for easy monitoring by the Board and prevent extortion of candidates.
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