The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 76 exam centres and has also appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to prosecute about 100 persons allegedly involved in various malpractices during the UTME that held between April 11 and 18.
CAMPUS GIST reports that the 76 Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres were delisted for various infractions during the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), raising fears that results from these centres may be cancelled.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who confirmed that 76 exam centres across the 36 states were delisted on Friday in Abuja, also revealed that no fewer than 100 candidates were arrested nationwide by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Police.
Speaking on ‘Admissions Into Tertiary Educational Institutions In Nigeria’ at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education, the JAMB Boss revealed that professional writers hid in toilets and later replaced the UTME candidates who pretended they went to the toilet to ease themselves.
Though Oloyode did not name the SAN leading the prosecution apparently for security reasons nor did he did state the day the 2019 UTME results would be released, he, however, noted that the 76 delisted centres in 2019 were from a total of 741 registered centres, as against 22 delisted centres among 630 registered centres in 2018.