JAMB earns N1.3bn in one week, suspends 9 CBT centres

JAMB earns N1.3bn in one week, suspends 9 CBT centres

- JAMB says it earned the sum of N1.3 billion between January 18 and 24, 2019

- The examination body also disclosed that nine of its more than 700 Computer-Based Test centres taking part in the ongoing registration exercise for the 2019 UTME's have been suspended

- JAMB is is also currently closely monitoring activities at about 10 centres in Lagos and Plateau states and will take action on them following its forthcoming management meeting

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says between January 18 and 24, 2019, it generated the sum of N1.3 billion as revenue.

The announcement was made in Volume 1, Number 4 of the JAMBulletin- a weekly publication of the office of its registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, Premium Times reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that the money is part of JAMB's revenue generated from registration for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), amongst other sources.

The examination body also disclosed that nine of its more than 700 Computer-Based Test centres taking part in the ongoing registration exercise have been suspended.

The centres were suspended over allegations that they engaged in illegal activities.

The affected centres include the University of Benin ICT Computer Based Test (CBT) and DA Civic Centre, both in Benin City, Edo state; Mardakem Company Ltd., Oron, Akwa Ibom state; Bintels Global Services Ltd, Aguleri, and Noble & Shuaib ICT Ltd, Alor, Anambra state.

Other suspended centres are Global ICT Connect Ltd at the Benue State University, Makurdi; Medes ICT Centre, Idepe, Okitipupa, Ondo state; Divine Success All CBT Centre, Iseyin, Oyo state and Riyom ICT Centre, Plateau state.

The examination body is also currently closely monitoring activities at about 10 centres in Lagos and Plateau states; disclosing that appropriate action would be taken on these centres when its management meets on Monday, January 28.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the president of Nasrul-Lahil-l-Fath Society, Alhaji Kamil Bolarinwa, advised students against obsession with smartphones and other mobile devices in order to excel in their studies.

Bolarinwa gave the advice while inaugurating free JAMB tutorials for Muslims and non-Muslims at NASFAT headquarters in Alausa, Ikeja.

He said that the free JAMB tutoring would run till the commencement of the examinations, urging those intending to sit for the examinations to utilize the opportunity.

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