The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it would not extend the registration of candidates which will end on Thursday, February 21.
The board has also suspended 17 Computer-Based Test centres from registering candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for involving in different forms of malpractices.
The Chairman of JAMB’s Governing Board, Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, stated these in a bulletin from the Office of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, just released by the board and made available to The State Online.
Ndukwe said the board had regulated the registration with guiding rules and regulations to prevent Nigerians from being extorted by fraudulent CBT centres.
The chairman said, “The 2019 registration commenced on Thursday, January 10, and is expected to end on Thursday, February 21. There would be no extension of the exercise as the deadline remains sacrosanct.
“To ensure that Nigerians are not exploited or have their data mutilated, the board has regulated the registration exercise so that we may obtain the actual statistics that will reflect the realities on the ground.
“Any centre we find not complying with the ethics of registration will be sanctioned and we believe that this is the way to go in ensuring that the right things are done. All requirements have been defined and agreed upon by the board and centre owners.”
According to the JAMB’s release, the suspended CBT centres are Matar Miseri Cordiae Centre and Mardakem Company Limited, both in Akwa-Ibom State; Bintels Global Services, Anambra State; Global ICT Connect Limited, Benue State; Swiftcom Global, Cross River State; Sapele Technical College, Delta State; Evangel University, Ebonyi State; Bishop Gabriel CBT Centre and DA Civic Centre, both in Edo State.