JAMB Confirms Revenue of N1.3 Billion In One Week of The Sale of UTME Form

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that it has made a total of  N1.3 billion between January 18 and 24, 2019 as income from the current registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and other sources which consist of sale and use of its electronic facilities.

According to The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), during last week under review, JAMB made N42,457,657 from the use of its electronic facilities; N1,212,800,000 from UTME registration, N13,378,604 as service charges by the CBT centres and N52,657,00 from other means.

This information was made public and available for everyone by JAMB in Volume 1, Number 4 of its JAMB Bulletin, which is a publication every week of the office of its Registrar identified as Ishaq Oloyede.

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JAMB further disclosed that it has suspended nine out of the over 700 Computer-Based Test centres taking part in the ongoing registration exercise because of alleged engagement in illegal activities, mostly because of charging candidates more than necessary and engaging in unauthorized use of registration SIM in a way that is not good on the candidates’ side.

The affected CBT centres which JAMB suspended consisted of the likes of University of Benin ICT Computer Based Test (CBT) and DA Civic Centre, both in Benin City, Edo State; Mardakem Company Ltd., Oron, Akwa Ibom State; Bintels Global Services LTD, Aguleri, and Noble & Shuaib ICT Ltd, Alor, Anambra State, and others as well.

More of the CBT centres suspended are in states such as Plateau, Oyo, Benue and Ondo States including Global ICT Connect Ltd at the Benue State University, Makurdi; Medes ICT Centre, Idepe, Okitipupa, Ondo State; Divine Success All CBT Centre, Iseyin, Oyo State and Riyom ICT Centre, Plateau State.

JAMB finally added in its statement that it is presently checking the activities at about 10 CBT centres in Lagos and Plateau states.

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