Nine States Affected as JAMB Delists 22 Centres
The JAMB boss said the centres charged candidates N3,000, N5,000 for an amount that supposed to be N200 as service charge for the centre.
He said the board has concrete proof of the infractions, adding that the board made undercover payments to the centres in order to actually detect the fraud that was being perpetrated by them.
The registrar, however, informed that the board has reversed the charges done illegally by affected candidates, adding also that the money paid to JAMB to effect the changes remain intact on their profiles.
He advised the candidates to change their passwords to avoid further damage following exposure of the secret code to operators of the now blacklisted CBT centres.
Speaking further, the JAMB boss lamented that all owners of the affected CBT centres are from one section of the country, saying such behaviour of fleecing both innocent and not-innocent candidates of several amounts of money under the guise of effecting changes in registration details portends danger for the country.
A representative of Duntro CBT Centre, David Ugochukwu, blamed the illegal act on his technical staff, saying that they have been sacked from the organisation.
Ugochukwu, however, claimed he had earlier written to JAMB to inundate it of the identified breaches in the registration application that may allow the bypass of OTP in the correction of candidates’ data in their absence with the submission of their passwords.
Other CBT representatives who spoke at the meeting, apologised and admitted to the illegal activities but blamed the problem on technical staff.