My Friend You Didn’t Do Well! JAMB blacklists 48 CBT centres for malpractice in 2017 UTME

JAMB candidates taking CBT exam (Pix credit: premium Times)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has blacklisted 48 Computer-Based Test centres over their involvement in extortion and organised examination malpractices during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made this known in on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference at the end of an enlarged meeting with external examiners and other stakeholders in the conduct of the 2017 UTME.

Oloyede, who also announced the cancellation of the results of 59,698 candidates who sat for the examination, said another 24 CBT centres had been suspended for one year for failing to live up to expectations.

“The (24 CBT) centres will not participate in the 2018 UTME, but they can be reconsidered for 2019 and above.

“The delisting of 48 centres from participating in the board’s examination in future is as a result of serious technical deficiencies, extortion, organised examination malpractices and other damaging infractions.”

He said that JAMB had fixed July 1, 2017 as the date for supplementary examination for candidates who registered late for this year’s UTME.

According to the JAMB Registrar, those who would take part in the rescheduled exam are those with the following issues: technical and log out issues, late registration, incomplete results and candidates who lost examination sessions due to malfunctioning of servers at the affected centre, candidates whose results were cancelled (that is, the cancellation was because the candidates sat for the exam in centres with mass malpractices but they are deemed innocent, biometric non-verification machine related issues).

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Source: Punchng.com/jamb-blacklists-48-cbt-centres-for-malpractice-in-2017

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Simon Chiamaka Peace

    Wonders shall never end…we need serious prays in this our country oooo

  2. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    This is good… To enhance good moral in the lives of students..

  3. UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA

    BLOOD OF ZECHARIAH 59,698
    Is it every student in that center that took part in malpractice??
    JAMB OOOOOOOO UNA GAT UPGRADE

  4. I agree to this

    This will improve moral lessons to everyone

    Quiz no 73
    Group 4

  5. Nwankwo Deborah ogechi 2016054130, group 2

    Are you serious? … Jamb is really getting strict this period… God save the innocent ones please….

  6. Unbelievable, 59,698 candidates it’s the right solution to do, because students don’t read nowadays all in the name of Expo. this will give or show an example to the others.

  7. This will show perfect example to others

  8. nawaoo, I wonder what our education system is turning into,wonders shall never end.

  9. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    This is really outrageous that about 56,698 students were blacklisted.. simply because students have failed to read buh watch cables,and depend on their smartphones for answers,this is indeed more of a lesson to other upcoming jambites…
    Group number 3
    Quiz number 108

  10. 59,698 candidates? in as much as i like the idea, I don’t believe they all participated in the malpractice. Jamb really needs to work more because the innocent ones are been affected
    Group 8
    Quiz number 97

  11. ezeh vivian chinaecherem

    jamb are really serious……lolz they are now mean oo and strict

  12. this is for the better,as it will help curb malpractices in the country

  13. chidume happiness

    Unbelievable. 59,698 candidates involved in malpractice, God have mercy. Quiz no 102

  14. Not all that wrote the exams participated in the malpractice,so quick judgements shouldn’t be made yet.
    Quiz no:72
    Group 1
    2016054070

  15. I dont understand what the students of nowadays are turning into. God help us
    quiz no 64
    2016054055
    group 6

  16. majority students of nowadays are not reading again,they only depend in examination malpractice.
    quiz no:98
    group8

  17. Agina Gloria Ebele

    This will make students to take their studies serious .

  18. students should avoid this naa..innocent ones will also be among them..but come to think of it this jamb sef nawaoo…I don’t even know what their problem is

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