The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released a list of twenty-two suspended Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres in the country.
According to JAMB, the CBT centres were suspended for several offences during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This has further heightened fears that the CBT centres may be cancelled as JAMB noted that over 100 UTME candidates were nabbed by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the police.
“When we were watching the clips, we called our staff to come and answer questions. These were clips of people, our own staff, who did what was not right. It (malpractice) is not just a matter of the past, it is still present, the JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, noted.
“We see a lot. But we have problems. If I were to be punishing every member of staff of JAMB that is committing infractions, I will not focus on the assignment. I will be going from one disciplinary committee to the other and my attention will be diverted.
“Today, we have no fewer than 100 in police cells across the country who were caught for examination malpractices. I have appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who is a former solicitor-general to help me oversee all these so that the suspects can be brought to book.
“My director of legal matters asked me, ‘what offences should we charge these people for; for multiple registration?’
“And I said, why can’t we go to the Examination Malpractice Act? So, my problem has started by having to draft the charges, despite the fact that we have evidence against them.”
For the CBT centres suspended by JAMB, click HERE.
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