The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Thursday, warned prospective candidates in the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Nasarawa State, to stop registering at cyber-cafes, saying majority of the operators are fraudulent.
It, therefore, announced Federal University, Lafia; Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa; as well as Biham University, Karu and Ejade Computer Training Institute, New-Nyanya ,as four approved computer-based centres in the state for 2014 UTME.
The administrative officer in charge of the board in the state, Shehu Salihu, who stated this in Lafia, then warned the operators of the cyber-cafes in the state, who had made fraud their daily routine to, henceforth, desist from such act or face the music.
According to him, “any candidate, who defies this warning and registers at cyber-cafés, must be ready to face the consequence. I, therefore, call on all the prospective candidates not to register in any cyber cafe in order to ensure the genuineness of their registration and avoid problems.”
Salihu, who explained that the 2015 UTME examination would purely be computer-based, said that the board was working in collaboration with security agencies with a view to curtailing the unapproved activities of cyber- cafes in the state.
He said the board had introduced new innovation into the system and under the new arrangement, special candidates such as visually impaired would be given five hours as against three hours during the their examinations.
A large crowd of prospective candidates struggling to register at the JAMB office in Lafia. One of the candidates, Abdul Musa, who spoke with our us lamented that the action of JAMB to be registering in four designated centers might not work out because of number of candidates, seeking admission into tertiary institutions annually.
Source: Nigerian Tribune