The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has suspended the University of Benin ICT Computer Based Test (CBT) centre and eight others from partaking in this year’s unified tertiary matriculation examination registration.

The examination board disclosed this in a bulletin issued from the office of the registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The board also revealed it has registered 869, 709 candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which is scheduled to hold in March.

The board stated that the centres were suspended for breaching the code governing the 2019 registration exercise by charging higher than the stipulated figure directed by the Federal Government.

The Bulletin reads in part; “Before commencing the 2019 UTME and Direct Entry registration exercise, a meeting with all CBT operators was convened in Lagos State, where the guidelines on the exercise were deliberated upon and laid out strictly for all to adhere to. The meeting had resolved that the cost of registration should not exceed N700.

“Unfortunately, findings from the board’s monitoring exercise revealed that some centres were charging higher than the stipulated figure directed by the Federal Government and equally agreed at during the Lagos meeting.”

The affected centres include the University of Benin International ICT Centre, Iyayi, Benin, Edo State; Mardakem Limited by Methodist Boys High School, Oron, Akwa-Ibom State; Bintels Global Services, Aguleri, Anambra State; Noble and Shuaib ICT limited, Alor, Anambra State; Global ICT Connect, Makurdi, Benue State; DA Civic Centre, Benin City, Edo State; Medes ICT Centre, Okitipupa, Ondo State; Divine Success All CBT Centre, Iseyin, Oyo State; Riyom ICT Centre, Riyom Secretariat, Plateau State.

The examination body is also currently closely monitoring activities at about 10 centres in Lagos and Plateau states for same offences.

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