The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted over 22 Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres for allegedly defrauding 11,823 prospective candidates the sum of N59 million.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of JAMB made this revelation with representatives of the affected centers during a virtual meeting held on Thursday 27th August 2020.
Oloyede said the affected centers carried out this fraudulent transaction by hyping the price stipulated by JAMB for effecting correction on prospective candidate’s profiles plus bypassing the OTP (One Time Password) to make such an update without the candidate’s knowledge.
The Prof.who also said the essence of the meeting was to interact with the 22 affected centers so as to hear their own side of the story and also letting the general public aware of their fraudulent activities while registering candidates, and to let the offenders know that they’ve grossly violated the prescription of the Board “most especially during this COVID – 19 pandemics therefore endangering the lives of the candidates that were supposed to be protected by them.”
He said “some of you were collecting N3,000, N5,000 from candidates (for an amount that supposed to be N200 as service charge for the center). What you have collected is over N59 million.”
The affected JAMB centers are:
- Federal Poly, Oko – 314 candidates,
- Deacons Digital Solutions Ltd, Anambra – 96,
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University, Igbariam – 661,
- Flourish Computer Centre, Akwa Ibom – 105,
- Bright Stars Aba – 68,
- Ibom – E-Library – 12,
- Dataview, Onitsha – 733,
- Elco ICT, Nsukka – 538,
- Ave Maria International Academy, Port Harcourt – 1731,
- Time Online ICT, Sabon Tasha Kaduna – 67,
- Peaceland and Stalwart solutions, Enugu – 554,
- Duntro High School Lagos – 21,
- Elite Business Consult, Ikorodu – 218,
- Union ICT – 773,
- NAPTEB ICT Training Centre Benin – 291,
- Diict Benin – 81,
- Gateway Edutech, Benin – 10,
- Gifted Hands Science and Technology, Benin – 223,
- Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa – 670,
- Supreme ICT Foundation Benin – 22,
- Linnet Paul Innovative Institute, Yenagoa – 3,435,
- Niger Delta University – 1200.
Meanwhile, two of the affected center representatives who spoke at the meeting blamed it on their technical staff which those who spoke said his school has dismissed such staff.
Prof. Oloyede advised candidates who fall, victim, to as matter of urgency change their passwords to avoid further damage. He also added that the owners of the affect CBT centers would be prosecuted, saying JAMB has since reversed the illegal changes made on the affected candidate’s profiles.