Thursday, May 11, 2017

JAMB Engages EFCC, ICPC, Police To Monitor UTME Exam Centres

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said that operatives from the Nigeria Police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offences Commission, ICPC, will monitor the examination centres in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UMTE.
The exams will begin on Saturday May 13, 2017.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede told newsmen in Abuja that each test centre will have a supervisor, a technical officer, a verification officer, three proctors as well as security agents.
“Each state will be superintended over by a head of a tertiary institution (Vice-Chancellor, Rector or Provost) who coordinates the supervisors under his or her jurisdiction”, Oloyede added.
“It is certainly not going to be business as usual in the conduct of the Board’s examination and other processes.

“In line with this resolution, the Board had secured through diligent prosecution, the conviction of two Nigerians who forged the Board’s results and came around for verification.
“At the moment, we have lodged complaints against a number of Computer-Based Test, CBT, centre owners for one infraction or the other and a number of them were arrested, cautioned, while others are to be prosecuted so as to serve as a deterrent to others”, he added.
The JAMB boss warned candidates not to fall for the ploy of fraudsters who he said were out to defraud them.
He pointed out a case at the Federal Government Science Technical College, Orozo,Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, where somebody was sending bulk messages to candidates to come and reprint their slips claiming to be from JAMB.

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