The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended 19 initially accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across Nigeria. JAMB also restored the accreditation of five others initially suspended.
These centres would no longer be among those where candidates would write the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) later this April.
It made this known in its latest weekly bulletin obtained by EduCeleb.com in Lagos.
According to the publication, the suspended CBT centres variously committed the offences of charging candidates higher than the authorised fees for registration and using the registration SIM in a “manner inimical to candidates’ interest.”
Whereas, the board said the restoration of the licences of the five CBT centres was because they had through the police satisfactorily provided evidence of punishing their staff involved in various unwholesome acts they were initially accused of engaging in.
Of the centres that remain suspended, two each are in Abia and Nasarawa States.
One each is in Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo and Plateau States. The remaining four are in Edo State.
The five restored CBT centres are listed below.