Posted on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 01:39 PM

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

A statement issued by the Board said more than 24 Computer Based Test centres were also suspended for one year.

Registrar of the Board, Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this after meeting with Chief External Examiners and Stakeholders on the conduct of the 2017 UTME in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.‎

The JAMB Boss said the decision was reached at an Enlarged Management meeting comprising Chief External Examiners across the country, committee of vice chancellors, rectors, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) among others where all the 2017 Unifid Tertiary Matriculation Board were reviewed.

At least 62,140 candidates will have to re-write their JAMB examinations. The rescheduled exams will hold July 1.

The 62,140 cancelled results include of 57,646 candidates in centres-induced malpractice, 3,811 late registration, and 683 candidates who had biometric challenges.

The board also cancelled the results of another 2,052 individual candidates found culpable of examination malpractice.

According to Oloyede, the JAMB Management recommended the rescheduled examinations for candidates of centres with mass malpractice who were deemed innocent.

“The rescheduling of examination is for: biometric non verification machine related issues, technical and log out issues, late registration, malfunctioning of servers at the centre and incomplete results,” he said.

According to the board, 1,722,236 candidates registered for the 2017 unified Tertiary Matriculation Board, which is the highest figure ever in the history of the exams.


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