The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted over 22 Pc-Based totally Check (CBT) centres for allegedly defrauding 11,823 of its applicants to the music of N59 million.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB, made this recognized all the way through a digital assembly with representatives of the affected centres on Thursday.
Oloyede mentioned the centres performed the fraud by way of charging applicants greater than the stipulated quantity for effecting correction on profile and bypassing One-Time Password (OTP) required of applicants to start up such adjustments.
He mentioned the 22 centres from 9 states had been indicted for the infractions, including that any centre that shared the similar possession with the affected ones additionally stood being suspended from all JAMB actions.
“The aim of calling this assembly is to engage with 22 establishments that experience grossly violated the prescription of the Board, in particular all the way through COVID-19, and those that have completed issues now not anticipated to do thereby endangering the lives of applicants that they had been meant to offer protection to.
“Now not most effective that, we’ve found out that the 22 of you may have additionally defrauded applicants by way of amassing from them greater than you might be anticipated to assemble and doing sure issues that may bypass the standard procedure and process.
“We’ve invited you to this assembly to listen to you out and likewise let the general public know the way a few of you might be attractive in legal actions within the strategy of registering applicants.
“There are a few of you who will even be labeled as qualified fraudsters.”
The registrar additionally famous that the affected CBT centres homeowners would even be prosecuted because the Board had reversed the adjustments completed illegally by way of affected applicants.
Oloyede recommended such applicants to modify their passwords to keep away from additional injury following publicity of the name of the game code to operators of the now blacklisted CBT centres.
The JAMB boss, subsequently, lamented that each one homeowners of the affected CBT centres had been from one segment of the rustic, pronouncing such behaviour of fleecing each blameless and now not blameless applicants of a number of quantities of cash beneath the guise of effecting adjustments in registration main points portends threat for the rustic.
“A few of you had been amassing N3,000, N5,000 from applicants for an quantity this is meant to be N200 as provider rate for the centre.
“What you may have accrued is over N59 Million. JAMB has concrete evidence of the infractions as a result of we beneath coated bills to the centres so as to in truth stumble on the fraud that was once being perpetrated by way of them.’’
In the meantime, a consultant of Duntro CBT centre, Mr. David Ugochukwu blamed the unlawful act on his technical personnel, pronouncing that they have got been sacked from the organisation.
Ugochukwu claimed he had previous written to JAMB to tell it of the recognized breaches within the registration utility that would possibly permit the bypass of OTP within the correction of applicants’ knowledge of their absence with the submission in their passwords.
Different CBT representatives who spoke on the assembly, apologised and admitted to the unlawful actions however blamed the issue on technical personnel.
The affected CBT centres are Vivid Stars, Aba, Abia State, 68 applicants; Flourish Pc Centre, Akwa Ibom State-105; Ibom-E-Library, Akwa Ibom-12; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu College, Igbariam -661. Anambra State; Deacons Virtual Answers Ltd. -96; Federal Poly, Oko 314, Mega Dataview, Onitsha-733.
Others come with Bayelsa State; Linnet Paul Leading edge Institute, Yenagoa- 3435; Niger Delta College-1200; Edo State: Diict, Benin-81; Gateway Edutech, Benin-10; Proficient Fingers Science and Generation, Benin-223; NABTEB ICT Coaching Centre, Benin-291; Samuel Adegboyega College, Ogwa-670 and Preferrred ICT Basis, Benin-22.
Others are Enugu State: Elco ICT, Nsukka-538; Peaceland and Stalwart Answers, Enugu-554; Union ICT-773; Kaduna State: Time on-line ICT, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna-67: Lagos State: Duntro Prime Faculty, Surulere-21; Elite BusinessConsult, Ikorodu 218 and Rivers State: Ave Maria global academy, Rumuodara, Port Harcourt-1731.