- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has closed 133 centres over examination malpractices
- Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, says it was discovered that the centres aided candidates illegally
- Oloyede warns that operators of JAMB centres caught in the act would be prosecuted
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has wielded the big stick on 133 centres where it was discovered that candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) engaged in malpractices.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, head of JAMB, said this when he met with operators of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres and others in Zaria, Kaduna state on Thursday, December 19.
Oloyede said it was also discovered that operators of the affected centres do tamper with the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras mounted to monitor activities during examinations.
The JAMB registrar said the examination body was making efforts to combat this challenge as it was collaborating with the Computer Professional Council of Nigeria (CPN) ahead of future examinations.
He warned that the organisation would not hesitate to prosecute any operator found to have aided candidates in such a manner even though he admitted that ending malpractices is a difficult task.
Oloyede also said that the JAMB board had generated N20 billion from UTME between 2016 and 2019.
It was gathered that he made the disclosure during the two-day meeting with the CBT centre operators, state coordinators of the board, financial institutions and internet service providers.
Legit.ng earlier reported that JAMB had insisted that the National Identity Management Number (NIM) would be used in the conduct of its examinations.
Ishaq Oloyede, the board’s registrar, made this known on Wednesday, December 18 during a meeting with stakeholders in Kaduna state.
Oloyede said those benefitting from registration and examination frauds have continued to mount a negative campaign against the move.
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