candidates arrested for illegal jamb registration

Bwari (FCT) – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

(JAMB), said on Saturday that it arrested six persons over

alleged illegal registration and sale of 2017 Unified Tertiary

Matriculation Examination (UTME) materials.

Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations of JAMB, made

this in a statement issued in Abuja.

According to him, the suspects were arrested by Nigeria

Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for various

registration infractions in the ongoing 2017 UTME.

“The fraudsters were arrested from various locations across the

country where they were perpetuating their nefarious activities.

“They were arrested from Oyo, Ogun and Maiduguri by officers

and men of the NSCDC and brought to Abuja where startling

revelations of their operations were made.

“The suspects confessed in the presence of Alhaji Abdullahi

Mohamadu, Commandant-General of NSCDC, about the

numerous registration infractions that the Board couldn’t

imagine.

“Some of these registration suspects are Computer-Based Test

(CBT) centres owners licensed by JAMB to conduct registration

exercise for the candidates planning to take the forthcoming

UTME.”

The Board on April 2, arrested 25 persons over illegal

registration and sale of 2017 UTME materials, as such bringing

the total number of suspects arrested to 31 so far.

He described as worrisome the massive investment by E-Kindle

CBT centres to penetrate the airtel system the Board often used

to perpetrate all forms of wholesome practices.

Benjamin mentioned that the suspects registered candidates

without proper biometric, which means such candidates would

have problems with their details during examination if not

corrected immediately.

He, however, decried the practice by people from some quota in

the country to thwart JAMB efforts, under Prof. Is-haq Oloyede,

to conduct credible UTME and fights against examination

malpractice.

The spokesman listed some locations from which the suspects

carried out their operations to include include Oyo, Ogun and

Kwara states respectively.

He noted that although the Board gave access code to

accredited CBT centres to partake in the registration, router that

was meant for Abia was being used in Maiduguri to register

candidates.

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