JAMB Imposes N100,000 Fine on CBT Centres for Extortion
The attention of the Board has been drawn to some reports about some unscrupulous CBT centre owners charging above the stipulated fee for services rendered to candidates.
In a statement made available to JAMBulletin, the Board made it abundantly clear to all its service providers that it would not condone any exploitative tendency in any guise and vowed that it would investigate these reports and any centre found culpable would not only be made to refund the extorted money but would also pay a fine of N100,000.
Centre owners are by this announcement, warned that failure to desist from this nefarious act would attract a fine of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) and/or would have their licences to perform the specialised services revoked.
“Centre owners are warned that failure to desist from the nefarious act would attract a fine of N100, 000 and possible revocation of licence issued by JAMB.
“Candidates are advised to report any CBT centre charging above the board’s stipulated fee for any of its services,’’ it stated
Candidates are, therefore, advised to report any CBT centre charging above the Board’s stipulated fee for any of its services to the Board. It is to be noted that that the Board had recently given access to CBT centres to perform some specialised services hitherto rendered by only JAMB-owned centres with a proviso that they would not betray the confidence reposed in them.
In February, JAMB accredited CBT centres to register candidates, applying for part-time studies, Sandwich programmes, National Open University of Nigeria programmes, and distance learning programmes.
JAMB stated that the licencing, at the request of the CBT centres, was a measure to decongest its offices nationwide, following usually crowded exercises during the process.