- JAMB has arrested cyber café operators
who sold information to candidates for
N10,000
- The agency’s Head of Information, Dr.
Fabian Benjamin, made the statement in
Abuja on Sunday May 14
- Benjamin says the operators deliberately
changed the e-mail addresses and
passwords of candidates to ensure that
messages sent to the candidates by JAMB
gets to them (operators of cyber cafes)
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations
Board (JAMB) on Sunday, May 14, said
it had arrested operators of cyber cafés
for defrauding candidates of the
ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) for N10,000 to
access information on their e-mails.
The Nation reports that JAMB’s Head of
Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said
this on Sunday, May 14, in a statement
issued in Abuja.
NAIJ.com gathered that Benjamin said
the operators deliberately changed the
e-mail addresses and passwords of
candidates to ensure that messages sent
to the candidates by JAMB get to them
(operators of cyber cafes) and in turn
sell such information.
JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede
“We also appeal to candidates not to
allow cheats to defraud them as we have
arrested cyber cafe operators who
changed candidates email addresses and
passwords and ensure that all messages
send to candidates get to them and in
turn sale such information like
examination notification for N10,000.
“It’s our humble expectation that a
candidate aspiring to be a student in any
tertiary institution should be able to
operate an email. All information is sent
to their email addresses and also on our
site for the public use,” he said.
He said the organisation did not post
candidates out of their preferred towns
as was reported in the media.
“Again we want to reiterate that we did
not post any candidate outside his or her
town of choice as expressed in their
application, contrary to reports in some
quarters. Candidates are always allowed
to make a choice of examination town
while we allocate centres within the
examination town chosen by a
candidate,” he said.
Fabian hailed the organisation for the
successful conduct of the UTME, which
began on Saturday across 642 computer
based centres (CBT).
He said: “We are happy that the 2017
UTME, which kicked off on Saturday,
May 13, has been hitch-free so far and in
line with the arrangements put in place
for candidates to write the examination
without stress.
“All negative speculation of shift, change
of schedules etc over the ongoing 2017
Unified Tertiary Matriculations
Examinations (UTME) are from mischief-
makers, who are desperate to create
confusion before or during the exams,
owing to personal and selfish interests
that are detrimental to the development
of public examination and education.
“We thank all Nigerians who supported
this drive. We promise that we will
continue to fine-tune the process for the
better. From the reports across the
federation, there has not been any major
hitch on the ongoing UTME with over
1.7 million registered candidates
captured for the examination.”
He advised candidates to check JAMB’s
website as well as its official twitter
handle for information concerning the
conduct of the examination.

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