The Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on
Monday that it had blacklisted three
centres accredited for the conduct of the
recently concluded Computer Based Test
(CBT) in the country.
Mr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Public
Relations Officer,said in Lagos that the
centres were axed over inadequate and
sub-standard facilities for accreditation.
“These three centres are located in the
South-East, South-West and Abuja and have been blacklisted.
“We noticed that owners of these centres,
out of greed, presented to us facilities that
did not belong to them just because they
wanted to be part of the examination.
“They were not sincere enough to let the
organisers of the examination know that
they did not have all the necessary backups needed by JAMB as a prerequisite for the accreditation of any centre that would want to host the examination.
“These centres posed challenges to
candidates who were to write the
examination there, due to the inadequacies, and we quickly swung to
action by relocating them,” he said.
He said, however, that in spite of the initial hitches, the outcome of the examination was encouraging. Benjamin said the board would build on the success of the 2015 JAMB examination which was the CBT for all candidates.
“We want to assure Nigerians that we
shall be giving them one of the best CBT
ever conducted in the country come 2016.
“We have taken note of all areas of concern and are working toward making it
“As we plan for the 2016 version, generally, I can tell you that our 2015 outing on the all CBT platform, was quite encouraging,” the spokesman said.
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