The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has blacklisted 48 Computer-Based
Test centres over their alleged involvement in extortion and organised examination
malpractices during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
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
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
“The (24 CBT) centres will not participate in the 2018 UTME, but they can be reconsidered for 2019 and above.
“The de-listing 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 infract.
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.
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
He listed the categories of candidates whose results were cancelled but who would take
part in the rescheduled examination to include candidates of centres with mass malpractices but who are deemed innocent,
and those with 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 centres.