JAMB threatens sanction against errant CBT centre owners

THE Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, has warned operators of the designated Computer Based Test (CBT) centres, for the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Examination Examination, against any act of sabotage.

About 1.7 million candidates are expected to sit for the examination which would commence on Saturday 13th May, nationwide, and last till 20th May, 2017.

Oloyede said the Board would not hesitate sanction any operator of CBT centres who would want to sabotage the efforts being put in place towards smooth and hitch-free examination.

He spoke during the final briefing on the 2017 unified tertiary matriculation examination for computer based test centres proprietors in Abuja on Friday, stressing that any CBT operator caught sabotaging the examination would be severely dealt with.

Following the success recorded in the conduct of the last week UTME mock examination, the JAMB Registrar, expressed optimism that with necessary corporation by relevant stakeholders the next Saturday main examination would be substantially hitch-free.

The had announced the changes in examination dates from the initial May 6 to May 20, 2017, with the new dates now Saturday, May 13 for commencement and to end on 20th May, 2017.

He said: “The truth is that we are going to sanction some of them who misbehave and we mean it. We need to at least caution them. I will not go into some of those things I mentioned to them. You need to send some correct signal to some people.

“We have put some things in place to reduce malpractices and we have also sent the correct signal to the people that whoever is caught will be severely dealt with.

He said the agency has tackled issues of multiple registration.

“One major problem is multiple registration and that we have tried to tackle. Even the issue of carrying jottings into examination hall will be reduced if the examination body is careful enough.

“We have tried our best to put in place things that will make cheating in the examination not attractive. Whoever is caught doing what he or she is not expected to do we will allow the full weight of the law to come down on the person,” he added.

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