Why JAMB Blacklisted 116 Exam Centres - Registrar
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar/File

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it has blacklisted 116 exam centres over “registration-related misconduct”.

The examination body said it includes a Computer-based Test centre in Akokwe, Delta State, after the operators allegedly bribed exam officers with N1.7m.

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JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, said this during the announcement of the release of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on Saturday morning in Abuja.

The ex-University of Ilorin vice-chancellor said, “We have identified the candidates involved and their results are withheld. While not being aware that JAMB was monitoring, the two centres in Akokwe in Ideato examination town paid N1,760,000.00 to compromise the workers on duty. The workers concerned are being investigated to determine their culpability.

“We have recovered the payment voucher and the workers being investigated claimed that they received the bribe because their lives were in danger.”

He said the exam recorded multiple registrations, pointing out that a candidate, for instance, registered 23 times for the examination.

The registration listed exam centres involved in malpractices to include Heritage and Infinity as well as Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive Secondary School in Abia, where the exam was cancelled and rescheduled.

Also in this category is Clems Business System Ltd, Umuahia, Abia State and the CBT centres of Ekiti State College of Education, Ikere, and St. Silas Anglican Secondary School, Omuo-Ekiti, cited for collusion.

Oloyede added, “Among the centres to be suspended pending further investigations is the CBT Centre of the College of Education, Centre for Excellence and Information Technology, Agbor, Delta State.

“A total of 116 centres have been delisted or suspended. Out of this number, 18 have been sanctioned by the Governing Board of JAMB with suspension for between one and three year for registration-related misconduct.”

Concise News understands that more than 1.8 million candidates sat for the 2019 UTME from April 11 to April 18.