JAMB Suspends CBT Centre in Kwara Over Irregularities

Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, the JAMB Registrar on Monday inspected Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres to be used for Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Ilorin and suspended one over irregularities.

Oloyede noted that while there were no cases of extortion by any of the centres, one of them was however suspended for having only one camera.

He said that the centre would not be allowed to register candidates or conduct the examination until the irregularity was corrected.

The JAMB registrar added that some suggestions and corrections were proffered to each of the centres to improve their services.

“The purpose of the inspection is to ensure that candidates have confidence in the system. If people have confidence in the system, they have confidence in the leadership.

“We will not allow any individual to avert the cause of the system. There is no sacred cow; if anybody crosses our line, he will be dealt with.

“I don’t need to appeal to any centre. They know that once they do what they are not supposed to do, they will be dealt with,’’ he said.

Oloyede added that JAMB was targeting 1.8 million candidates for registration, adding that so far about 445,081 have been registered.

He said JAMB had made provision for registration of 100,000 candidates each day, adding that so far it is only registering 60,000 per day.

The JAMB registrar also warned the CBT centres against collecting and keeping candidates data, saying it is serious violation of the privacy rights of the candidates.

He added that the board would not extend the deadline for the registration, while advising candidates to register as early as possible.

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