The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) as pleaded with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to lift the ban on the use of its ICT computer Based Test (CBT) center for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration.
The CBT center denied allegation that it charged above N700 as cost of registration.
A statement signed by the university spokesman, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, said the suspension over alleged breach of the code governing the 2019 JAMB registration exercise was done hastily and without proper investigation.
He explained that JAMB was solely in charge of vending of PINS its CBT Center charged the duly approved N700 only as cost of registration.
He said that the suspension of UNIBEN CBT Center would amount to denying the institution access code to clear the backlog of over 300 candidates. He appealed to JAMB to restore access to the University Portal to enable candidates to process their registration without delay and commended JAMB for swiftly putting up measures to check extortion of candidates in the registration exercise.
“Since we are not vending pins, JAMB has the authority over pins vending and can track the source of each pin they have dispensed.
“It is not proper for JAMB to withdraw our access without proper investigation of the accusation. For clarification, University of Benin is not vending JAMB PINs. We only attend to candidates who have their PINs and they pay only N700,” he stated.
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