Criminal elements dupe students under the pretext of registering them for the 2021/22 JAMB. Also Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) application, according to the exam board’s Head of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has condemned the fraudulent activities of cybercafés. And tutorial centre operators who use the board’s insignia and name to deceive candidates.
According to Dr. Fabian, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, revealed the latest trend by criminal centres in Ilorin, Kwara State. While informing security agents on the new trend.
However, using the exam body’s name and logo when one is not approved by the Board to do so for whatever cause is a criminal offense, according to Dr. Fabian.
On Friday, Oloyede handed over to security agents several alleged criminal cybercafé and tutorial center operators for investigation and prosecution.
He also cautioned that platforms that use such tactics to defraud candidates will face severe consequences from the exam board.
He alleged that such platforms are used as incubators for grooming examination offenders. Who also use the logo and name of the board to perpetrate malpractice.
”Anybody not licensed by the board to register candidates. And who goes ahead to print banners advertising the Board’s services would be arrested and prosecuted, Oloyede warned.
The Registrar also hinted that the exam board has concluded plans to embark on monitoring of centres alongside security agents to forestall the activities of such platforms ahead of the examination.