By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has released lists of its approved Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres and also, suspended a total of 22 Computer Based Test(CBT) Centres.
The suspension was as a result of varying degrees of offenses such as, unauthorized use of registration SIM in a manner inimical to candidates’ interest, charging candidates higher than authorized fee, misconduct of extra charges on reading text, mobile Registration, etc.
A centre in Edo state with Reference number UTME 2017/12030005 was suspended for charging Candidates higher than authorized fee and acting contrary to registration procedure (acceptance of passport photographs) and collection of N7,000 per candidates.
Another centre in Edo State with Reference number UTME2019/12000007 was also suspended, as JAMB noted, that the Centre wrote withdrawing from participating in the exam but it was discovered that the centre deceived the inspection team with capacity they did not possess and was also not suitable for exam.
Revealing these in the weekly publications of the office of the Registrar of the Board, JAMBulletin, the Board sanctioned the Centres by withdrawing their access codes and suspending them.
The Suspended CBT Centres are; Matar Miseri Cordiae Human Empowerment Centre(Abia state); Pius Comprehensive Secondary School Umuigwe-Amaka (Abia state); Mardakem Company Ltd (Akwa Ibom); Bintels Global Services Ltd (Anambra); Bauchi State University (Bauchi); Global ICT Connect Ltd, Km 5, Gboko Rd(Benue).
Swiftcom Global(Cross River); Sapele Technical College Amukpe, Sapele(Delta); Evangel University (Ebonyi); Bishop Gabriel Ghiakhomo Dunia Foundation CBT Centre(Edo); DA Civic Centre, 79 Airport Road by Benoni junction(Edo); Netskills Digital Solutions(Edo); University of Benin International ICT Centre(Edo).
College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti(Ekiti); St.Silas Anglican Secondary School(Ekiti); Government Day Secondary School Karu(FCT-Abuja); Oasis CBT Centre, Mararaba(Nasarawa); St. Peter College, Dari Road, Off Keffi Road, Garaku(Nasarawa); Medes ICT Centre, Govt. Technical College Okitipupa(Ondo).
Divine Success All CBT Centre Iseyin(Oyo); Riyom ICT Centre, Former Riyom local Govt. Secretariat(Plateau) and Taraba State University CBT Centre, Opp. Senate Building, Jalingo (Taraba)
Furthermore, two CBT Centres were restored and they are; Noble and Shuaib ICT Ltd, Girls Secondary School(Anambra) and Rijab Computer Academy, Jos(Plateau).
“As the 2019 UTME approaches, centres found wanting before, during and after examination will be suspended”, the Board warned.