JAMB donates N75m to rebuild CBT centre destroyed during #EndSARS protests

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved the sum of N75 million to rebuild a Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre destroyed during the #EndSARS protests in October.

JAMB justified the move as the affected centre is strategic in the North-East region of Nigeria.

Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe who chairs the JAMB Governing Board revealed that the need to give the financial support to the CBT centre at the Federal Polytechnic, Bali, Taraba State was towards resuscitating it.

Rising from its 12th Governing Board meeting, the examining body also accepted the plea and subsequently lifted the ban on 25 of the CBT centres which were involved in OneTime Password (OTP) infractions.

Details of the meeting deliberations made available to EduCeleb.com also revealed that the JAMB board approved the delisting of the Borstal Training Institute, Kaduna, as a CBT centre owing to an “abuse of privilege”.

The results of 353 non-inmate candidates who “improperly” sat the last UTME at the Institute were also cancelled.

The Ndukwe-led JAMB also approved the promotion of 270 staff and the confirmation of the appointment of 138 staff.

JAMB also agreed to financially support the Bwari Area Council road rehabilitation project around the Board’s National Headquarters.

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Also considered was the transfer of two trucks of the Board to the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) for the use of the sister national assessment body.

Another is the approval of the engagement of the Pension Commission (PENCOM) in the expansion of the retirement benefits of employees of the Board in accordance with appropriate laws.

Approval was also given to the effect that tertiary institutions must base the stratification of candidates into disciplines only on the totality of scores particularly when post-UTME and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results are added to the UTME score.

Also, an unnamed directorate staff of the Board was approved to proceed on the annual strategic course of the National Defence College.

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