Education

JAMB names CBT centres that defrauded over 11,000 candidates during registration

Over 22 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres from nine states have been suspended from registering candidates for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over allegations of fraud. According to JAMB, a total of 11,823 candidates were defrauded to the tune of N59 million.

The Registrar of the Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede revealed this during an online meeting with representatives of the delisted centres. He stated that the candidates were charged more than was required while effecting changes in their registration details and bypassing the One-Time Password (OTP) required to initiate such changes.

He stated that the Board had reversed the changes done illegally and suggested that such candidates are to change their passwords to avoid further harm. He expressed his disappointment with the centres, maintaining that the act was gross misconduct and that those affected will be prosecuted.

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 Ltd. -96; Federal Poly, Oko 314, Mega Dataview, Onitsha-733.

Others include Bayelsa State; Linnet Paul Innovative Institute, Yenagoa- 3435; Niger Delta University-1200; 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.

Others are 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.