Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has handed over 38 operators of various Computer Based Test (CBT) centres drawn from the six geopolitical zones to law enforcement officers for alleged cybercrime using the Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The operators were accused of extending the VPN to illegal outposts to register some candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and those seeking admission through Direct Entry (DE).
This implies that the fate of all 2020 UTME/DE candidates who knowingly or ignorantly registered at the illegal registration centres is presently unknown as there’s no clear indication if they would be allowed to sit for this year’s examinations or other arrangements would be put in place to capture them.
According to the JAMB Boss, an average parent does not want the child to queue even for 10 minutes. They will prefer that they will go and pay this person extra money and they will claim to have done it for them not knowing the incalculable damage that they are doing to their own children.
“Even if we have destroyed our own generation, let the incoming generations have the opportunity of building a better tomorrow for us and that’s our position.” He advised.
Oloyede warned all owners and operators of JAMB approved CBT centres to strictly adhere to the laid down rules and regulations in registering candidates. He added that JAMB was better equipped to monitor and track all illegality surrounding its activities in any part of the country.