The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has sanctioned 50 Laptop-Based mostly Check (CBT) centres nationwide for alleged examination fraud, night time registration, unlawful assortment of cash and different offenses throughout the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Board has additionally fastened January 10 for the gross sales of kinds for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and in addition accredited 718 CBT centres nationwide to deal with registration and conduct of the examination.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, disclosed this throughout a consultative assembly with the accredited CBT operators held on the College of Lagos.
The occasion was attended by the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, his counterpart from Lagos State College, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, Head of Nationwide Workplace, West African Examinations Council, Mr. Olu Adenipekun and chairman JAMB Governing Board, Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe.
On the essential assembly, the board additionally introduced that henceforth cybercafes would now not add candidates’ WAEC, NECO outcomes and different important companies due to irregular actions and assortment of cash from candidates.
The JAMB Registrar warned the accredited 718 CBT centres for the 2019 UTME that the board is not going to hesitate to handled them earlier than and throughout the examination if they’re discovered wanting.
He mentioned about 80 per cent of the CBT operators deserves applause for his or her efficiency throughout the 2018 UTME whereas lower than 20 per cent discovered wanting have been eradicated from the checklist and won’t be concerned within the forthcoming registration and examination.
Among the many sanctioned CBT centres embrace a Federal Authorities owned centre find at Oshodi in Lagos was handled for infraction and revealed that about 5 CBT operators are being prosecuted for duping candidates.
Oloyede mentioned the 5 CBT homeowners have linked to a very city in Edo state, he talked about a CBT centre in Mowe that reprinted 1979 query for 2018 and offered it to candidates for N2,000, a college in Abia state was sanctioned for examination fraud whereas one centre in Ebonyi state collected unlawful charges from candidates.
The Registrar disclosed that Wednesday board acquired the police to arrest one other CBT operator for unlawful assortment of N6, 000 from candidates for the 2019 UTME registration.
He introduced that cyber cafes is not going to have interaction in important companies for the board due to unethical practices, stating that importing of WAEC and NECO will now be endeavor by the CBT centres.
‘’Cybercafes tousled candidates information and the candidates suffered for this. We all know the harm cybercafe do to candidates. Even some fraudulent candidates registered thrice with totally different names. CBT facilities should not allowed to sale any JAMB supplies’’, Oloyede famous.
Prof Oloyede introduced that the board will begin the gross sales of the 2019 UTME kinds nationwide, including that the train will final for six weeks. He nonetheless famous that the forthcoming basic elections is not going to have an effect on the registration and the examination because the board has labored out issues with INEC.
The chairman of JAMB Governing Board, Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe mentioned the significance of the consultative assembly with the CBT operators is keyed to the success of the 2019 UTME.
Ndukwe suggested the 718 accredited CBT homeowners assist to the work of the JAMB registrar to make sure a hitch free UTME, stressing ‘’the success or failure of the 2019 UTME is dependent upon CBT operators. I acknowledged their cooperation throughout the conduct of the 2018 UTME.’’
He warned that any CBT operator that isn’t able to cooperate with JAMB to make sure success of the UTME, will likely be proven the best way out.