2024 UTME: Steer Clear Of CBT Centres -JAMB Warns Parents - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, April 18, 2024

2024 UTME: Steer Clear Of CBT Centres -JAMB Warns Parents

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned parents whose children are among candidates writing the 2024 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) to steer clear of designated Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres during the  exercise, threatening to  arrest of any of them  found near the centres 

JAMB spokesman, Fabian Benjamin issued the warning during the final briefing of the CBT centre owners, held virtually on Wednesday, 17th April, 2024.

He stated that the directive became necessary, following the intrusive disposition of some parents during the Board’s previous exercises.

Benjamin quoting the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said any parent, who disobeys this order, would not only be arrested but his ward would also be disqualified from sitting for the examination.

Oloyede explained that this measure became necessary as it has been discovered over time that many of these intruding parents are facilitators of examination infractions while others have, by their actions, disrupted the Board’s examinations in the past.

He added that some miscreants also disguise as parents to infiltrate the centres to perpetrate all forms of infractions.

“The Board’s Registrar noted that going by the extant national policy on education, a candidate for the examination must have attained the age of 17 years.

“Therefore, it is evident that these parents had not allowed their wards to pass through the classes as defined in the document, hence, the determination to follow their wards to the examination venue with the aim of compromising examination officials.

“At any rate, it is clear to any discerning observer that these parents deserve to be sanctioned as they had obviously ‘smuggled’ underage children into the ranks of those scheduled to sit the examination,” he cautioned 

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