The registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede,said on Thursday, in a meeting with the proprietors of Computer Based Test centres , at the University of Lagos ,Akoka, that the board will no longer make use of cyber cafes for the registration of students.
This will take effect from 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME).
He said; “ We shall not allow the cyber cafes to register prospective candidates for the exercise any longer because they extort candidates by overcharging them”.
“They also engage in services they do not have the capacity to do just because it is difficult to track them since they are not registered”
He also stated another major reason as being the mix-up they create on the candidates’ data,especially by asking them to write down their names and other details .They now get all of them mixed up,thereby causing problems for these candidates.
“We are sure there will be uproar from these people as a result of illegitimate money they make from these services,but we cannot leave candidates at their mercy”, he said.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede implored all prospective candidates to register for 2019 UTME in any of JAMB’s 718 accredited centres in the country.
He made it clear that the board will commence the sale of JAMB form on Jan.3,2019 and that it will span six weeks.
Also,he assured that the general elections will not affect the sale of forms,adding that the board had adjusted its schedule for the examination ahead of the election.
“We thank INEC that gave us the notification early and so,it is expected that the exercise will be hitch-free”. he said.
The registrar declared to the News Agency of Nigeria that there are special centres for visually impaired candidates.
He added that the board was already considering to introduce a new technology for such candidates to ensure the smooth conduct of their examination.
Oloyede said that all the CBT centres should ensure that the dual screen registration process is followed strictly and that candidates should sign out by doing a thumb print to ensure data was uploaded.