Over 48 CBT centres Blacklisted for malpractice in 2017 UTME

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

JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made
the disclosure 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

Oloyede added that some of the candidates
whose results were cancelled, would also take
part in the rescheduled exam.
The JAMB boss said the decision to allow the
candidates sit for the rescheduled examination
was reached after a thorough review of all the
reports that emanated from their centres.
According to him, 1,386 candidates have their
results cancelled over examination malpractice;
57,646 results were also affected as a result of
centres-induced malpractices while the results
of 666 candidates were cancelled due to
multiple examinations.

He listed the categories of candidates whose
results were cancelled but would take part in
the rescheduled examination to include
candidates of centres with mass malpractices
but who are deemed innocent, biometric non-
verification machine related issues.

Others include technical and log out issues, late
registration, incomplete results and candidates
who lost examination sessions due to
malfunctioning of servers at the affected

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