Connect with us


JAMB suspends CBT centre in Kwara for violating rules



JAMB suspends CBT centre in Kwara for violating rules
A Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in Ilorin, Kwara state capital has been suspended by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday over alleged violation of registration rules.

JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede who announced the suspension of the centre, DAMDAV CBT registration Centre located at the Olorunsogo area of Ilorin during an unscheduled visit also assured that there won’t be an extension of the date for the examination as already scheduled, adding that no candidate would be extorted under his watch.

Oloyede also said that as at Sunday 445081 candidates have registered, while JAMB is expecting 1.8 before the end of the exercise.

He explained that the essence of the inspection was to ensure that the rules and regulation for this year’s JAMB registration are fully complied with and to convince members of the public that nobody needs to cut corners.

‘We have gone around since morning we have not discovered any JAMB candidate that has been extorted by one kobo. The essence of management is to be proactive. Last year when we discovered that there were pockets of agents extorting the candidates we decided that starting this year we are going to consolidate the payment.

JAMB suspends CBT centre in Kwara for violating rules

“Registration points are supposed to collect N700. So we resolved to collect money for them because if the candidates go there they will end up paying N1000,” he said.

Other JAMB registration centres visited in the Ilorin metropolis during the unscheduled visit include the University of Ilorin mini campus, Kwara State College of Education, Al-Hikmah University, Metro as well as the JAMB state office, all in Ilorin.

Prof Oloyede said,“I discovered in one place that instead of buying enough cameras, the owner of the centre bought only one. The name of the centre is Damdav CBT centre. And the possibility of missing the photographs is there and we immediately suspended the centre. The centre will not be allowed to register or conduct exams until thosethings are corrected.

“Elsewhere, it has been fine. We did not find any infractions, though we issued some corrections here and there. It has been excellent. We have not found one case of extortion. That is very gladdening for us.

“Our purpose is to ensure that candidates have confidence in the system. That will also increase their confidence in the country’s leadership.”

Facebook Comments Box

Copyright 2023 ROYAL NEWS. All rights reserved. Digital material on this website, may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from ROYAL NEWS.


Download ROYAL NEWS app

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *