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JAMB Removes 72 CBT Centres From Its List Over Attempted Rape, Extortion

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (Jamb) has removed 72 formerly designated Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres from its list.

The centres were delisted due to reports of misconduct during the 2017 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations (UTME) held in different parts of the country.

Jamb registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known on Wednesday during a meeting with CBT owners and operators across the 36 states.

According to Oloyede, the decision to delist the centres arose after JAMB discovered that operators of the affected centres extorted money from candidates as well as engaged in other disgraceful acts, including attempted rape in a particular case, during last year’s examination.

He said, “Some centres collected the sum of N1,000 from each candidate as entrance fee, while a worker in a particular centre attempted to rape a female candidate. We have delisted 72 of such fraudulent centres and banned some for life.

“We are dealing with the perpetrators at individual levels, such that they cannot even abandon the delisted centres to set up a new one in another name. We have sent their names to the Corporate Affairs Commission.”

The registrar observed that about 90 percent of failures recorded in the 2017 UTME were as a result of “recklessness of some CBT owners,” adding that they would be blameworthy if they failed to expose the bad eggs among them.



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