JAMB: Why more CBT centres were suspended after UTME started

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed why it suspended some of the initially approved Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres even after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had commenced.

The board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin told the News Agency of Nigeria that it noticed them involving in acts regarded as detrimental to the successful conducts of the examinations.

He added that the board’s suspension of some Computer Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide has not affected the candidates.

Benjamin explained that adequate arrangement of examination centres was provided to all who registered for the examination.

Recall that in its weekly bulletin released on Monday, 15th April, the board said that it uncovered and arrested ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who write examination for candidates for a fee.

According to the bulletin, 50 of such fraudulent persons were apprehended in centres across the country as a result of various intelligence gathering.

As a result, the board suspended 49 CBT centres from participating in the ongoing exercise.

The suspended centres which are spread across the country were sanctioned for failing to live up to expectations in ensuring a seamless examination.

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30 of the exam centres were suspended during the start of the exam on April 11, while the other 19 were blacklisted during the registration’s exercise; 10 of the centres are located in the FCT.


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