JAMB delists 48 centres from participating in future exams

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has delisted forty eight Computer Based Test Centres, across Nigeria, from participating in its future examinations.

The Registrar of the Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, made this known in Abuja after the Board Management and Chief Examiner’s meeting on the conduct of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The Registrar also announced that the meeting has approved 1st of July as a new date for re-scheduled examination, which will be for candidates who suffered penalty of the mass examination malpractice in these centres.

Professor Oloyede added that candidates who had issues of biometric, non verification machine related issues, late registration, and incomplete results have all been rescheduled for the exams.

He hinted that the meeting has also approved suspension of twenty four Computer Based Test Centres for one year due to Technical issues.

“These centres would not participate in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination but then can be reconsidered for 2019 and above.”

According to the Registrar,”the meeting approved the cancellation of the results of 1, 386 candidates found culpable of examination malpractice and the result of 666.”

He added that the board approved the cancellation of two results out of the six hundred and sixty six candidates who engaged in multiple examinations.

Likewise, it also approved the cancellation of results of 57,640 candidates in centres induced malpractice.

The meeting noted that the adopted inclusive approach is well received as it has added value to the overall conduct of the examination.

“The board noted that the recorded figure of candidates of 1,722,236 is the highest ever in the history of the board.

The board has also noted that the aim of the mock examination was to test the readiness of the centres and preparedness of the candidates, the mock results are not composite part of the final results of the candidates” Prof. oloyede added.