By Chienyenwa Chukwuemeka
Following a tour to some Computer Based Test centres in Lagos by Chairman, Governing Board, Joint Admission Matriculation Board, (JAMB), Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe , came the disclosure that JAMB is not willing to endorse any registration extension.
Speaking to newsmen, yesterday, at the Electronic Test Company, (ETC), Dr Ndukwe, who was in company of Cordínator, JAMB, Mr. Babatunde Bamishaye and other principal officers expressed joy over the success of the ongoing JAMB registration exercise, saying that, JAMB has recorded little hitches as compared to previous years.
The JAMB board chairman who also visited Ha-Shem Academy, CBT centre, Owoduni Iwaya and Federal College of Education, said that, the assessment of the three JAMB Computer Based Test Centres he visited were very encouraging.
“In all the Centres I have gone today, I have no reason to complain, and I affirm all round use of online process in JAMB registration”, Ndukwe said, while thanking the Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede for banning manual registration.
Reacting to questions on whether JAMB has done well in scrapping manual registration, he said, JAMB has done well to have scrapped manual registration process. “At the University of Lagos, (UNILAG,), stakeholders meeting held December 20, 2018, it was agreed that all cyber cafe and all other places that are not CBT centres should not be patronised, because of discrepancies and fraud that was. noticed
“So what I have seen today has confirmed that Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and his technical team are right in banning the Cyber Cafe. I have also interacted with the candidates and they are happy. We are also expressing satisfaction with the management of JAMB for this great
He therefore urges students to register well on time, as JAMB has made known it’s position on any expectations.
” I do not foresee an extension. We have to stick to the date given to the public. If we start now thinking about extension, it does not portray our seriousness. You can see that some of the places we visited, they have many systems but fewer candidates. So let the candidates out there be mindful of the termination date. I do not foresee any extension in date for registration.”
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In the area of ensuring compliance with JAMB’s regulations and registration; including also security during the examination, the board chairman said most of the fraudulent things that happened took place in the cafes, and that is one of the reasons we banned them.
“Right now any centre we find not complying will be sanctioned. And when you sanction one or two centres , others will seat up.
“Again, we are monitoring the Centres and we have security checks, and if there are discrepancies, we will know.” Dr Ndukwe further stated, even as he applauds President Buhari for bringing down cost of registration form N5,000 previously to N3,500 for the ordinary Nigerians. “We are also watching to ensure strict measures are taken against surcharging candidates.