JAMB probes 6 centers over alleged exploitation, warns sellers
By JOY ADARA, Abuja –
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it was investigating six Accredited Computerized Testing (CBT) centers for alleged exploitation of applicants in its current exercise.
The council revealed this in the Registrar’s Office’s weekly newsletter, JAMB, on Monday in Abuja.
JAMB said the action followed reports from its monitoring team, which had toured the country to assess the progress of the 2022 registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and entry. direct (DE).
The team, JAMB said, monitored more than 800 accredited centers nationwide.
“JAMB has placed six centers under surveillance giving the various reports against them.
“These centers are allegedly involved in the exploitation of candidates and other violations of the operating codes as issued to all centers.
“These centers are under investigation and if it is determined that they are involved, they will be removed from the list,” he said.
JAMB said the centers under investigation included Covenant Polytechnic, Center 2, Opposite Naval Base, Aba, Abia State and XYZ Technologies, New Secretariat, Umuahia, Abia State.
The others are Rollings King Info Tech and Management Technology, Ikot Ikpene, Akwa-Ibom, Alsauda Global Investment Limited, Kawaji, Kano, Success CBT centre, College road, Success Bus stop, Lisaluwa, Ondo.
JAMB has also listed College of Education, Sokoto road, Maru, Zamfara among the centers under surveillance.
The council further warned all of its e-PIN providers to monitor the activities of their agents, as the council would not tolerate any fraudulent acts.
He added that sellers would be held liable for the misconduct of their agents.
JAMB said: “Wandering centers and e-PIN vendors or agents deemed insufficient would be severely punished to deter potential offenders.
“The control exercise will continue until the end of registration and the examination. The centers are therefore invited to respect the rules. It said.