JAMB De-lists 22 CBT Centres: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 22 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres for allegedly defrauding 11,823 candidates of N59 million.
From Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
JAMB De-lists 22 CBT Centres
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who announced this on Thursday in Abuja, mentioned any centre that shared the identical possession with the blacklisted centres could be suspended from the board’s activities.
Oloyede, who spoke at a gathering with representatives of the affected centres, mentioned the CBT centres allegedly carried out the fraud by charging greater than N200 as service cost to make corrections on a profile as well as bypass One-Time Password (OTP) required of candidates to make such changes.
The Registrar mentioned the board had concrete proof of the infractions as it made undercover funds to the centres in order to detect the fraud that was being perpetrated by operators of the centres.
“The aim of calling this assembly is to work together with 22 of you (institutions) which have grossly violated the prescription of the board, particularly during COVID-19, and those who have done issues they are not expected to do, thereby endangering the lives of candidates that they have been supposed to guard.
“Not solely that, we now have found that the 22 of you will have additionally defrauded candidates by amassing from them greater than you might be anticipated to gather and doing certain things that may bypass the normal course of and procedure.
“A few of you have been amassing N3,000 and N5,000 from candidates (for an quantity that purported to be N200 as service cost for the centre). What you will have collected is over N59 million.
“We have now invited you to this assembly to listen to you out and let the general public understand how a few of you might be partaking in prison actions within the means of registering candidates. There are a few of you that may even be categorised as licensed fraudsters,” he mentioned.
The Registrar suggested the affected candidates to vary their passwords to keep away from additional harm, following exposure of the secret code to operators of the (now) blacklisted CBT centres.
A consultant of Duntro CBT centre, David Ugochukwu, blamed the unlawful act on his technical staff, saying that they had been sacked from the organisation.
The affected CBT centres are: Bright Stars, Aba, Abia State, 68 candidates; Flourish Computer Centre, Akwa Ibom State, 105; Ibom-E-Library, Akwa Ibom, 12; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University, Igbariam, 661. Anambra State: Deacons Digital Solutions Limited, 96; Federal Poly, Oko, 314, Mega Dataview, Onitsha, 733.
Others are: Bayelsa State: Linnet Paul Innovative Institute, Yenagoa, 3,435; Niger Delta University, 1,200; Edo State: Diict, Benin, 81; Gateway Edutech, Benin, 10; Gifted Hands Science and Technology, Benin, 223; NABTEB ICT Training Centre, Benin, 291; Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, 670 and Supreme ICT Foundation, Benin, 22.
The listing additionally consists of Enugu State: Elco ICT, Nsukka, 538; Peaceland And Stalwart Solutions, Enugu, 554; Union ICT, 773; Kaduna State: Time Online ICT, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, 67: Lagos State: Duntro High School, Surulere, 21; Elite BusinessConsult, Ikorodu, 218 and Rivers State: Ave Maria international Academy, Rumuodara, Port Harcourt, 1731.