The Computer-Based Test Centers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (CPAN) has warned of the existence of illegal centres currently selling fake 2017 registration forms for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) in Imo State and other parts of Nigeria.
This disclosure was made by the Chairman of the association, Comrade Chidiebere Egboh, in Owerri, the state capital, on Monday.
According to him, the fraudsters were also collecting money to place candidates in, “special centres” to cheat during the examination.
He described the development as dangerous and alerted prospective candidates that JAMB was yet to announce the fees and date for the commencement of registration.
Egboh said: “The fraudsters play fast one and extort N15,000 and above from thousands of unsuspecting prospective JAMB candidates.
“The consequences are that the fraudsters will elope with candidates’ money and they will not have genuine centres to write the examination.
“The issue of ‘special centres’ had been clamped down. We must emphasis that there will be nothing like ‘special centre’ any longer.
“CPAN has vowed to provide grounds for equal opportunity to all genuine candidates to gain admission into tertiary institutions of their choice.”