“The affected States are Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Ondo, Oyo And Rivers.”
Thousands of registered candidates across the country may likely not be able to seat for this year Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as some of the Computer Based Test centres’ operators defaulted by disobeying the rules governing the registration of candidates as provided by the body. Mr. Ishaq Oloyede the JAMB registrar, disclosed this at the examination body’s headquarters in Abuja.
He also “handed over” the 38 operators to the police for further investigation. According to the registrar, “the operators illegally moved their registration facilities outside their allocated locations”.
The registrar explained that Virtual Private Network (VPN) access is issued to each registered CBT centre “but the board gathered that some of the approved centres went ahead to grant third-party access to cyber-cafes and business centres operators against the board’s directive.”
Thousands of registered candidates across 38 centres in 11 states of the federation may be denied the opportunity to participate in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, an official has said.
This is because some of the Computer Based Test centres’ operators defaulted by disobeying the rules governing the registration of candidates as provided by JAMB.
The affected states are Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers.
The JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who disclosed this at the examination body’s headquarters in Abuja, also “handed over” the 38 operators to the police for further investigation.
During the ‘interrogation’ done by the registrar, Phillip Agene from A-pagen Consolidated Limited in Port Harcourt confessed he registered his staff under a fictitious name and National Identity Number in order for him to monitor the activities of his employees.
Also, Mustapha Shehu, from Dialogue Computer Centre, Katsina State said there was a robbery case in his office on January 19.
”Maybe the people who robbed my office did it, we have reported the case to the police,” he said.
The JAMB registrar said an investigation should be conducted to ascertain when the infractions occurred and compare it with the date the robbery took place.
Following the alleged crime committed by the centres, there are strong indications that the examination body may reconsider its stance on the exclusion of the candidates from the examination.
Responding to questions from journalists on the presumed innocence of the likely affected candidates, the registrar said the board will look in the matter.
“We will look into the matter but they should not register again because they will cause a problem for themselves,” he said.
He, however, insisted that some of the candidates had intentionally registered in the affected centre.
”An average Nigeria parent does not want their wards to queue not knowing the damage they are causing. We have the list of accredited centres in our state offices and on the internet too,” he said.
He warned parents and candidates that are yet to register to desist from patronising fraudulent centres.
The 2020 UTME registration commenced on January 13 and will end on February 17, 2020.
The mock registration, which started on January 13 will end on February 1, 2020. According to JAMB, 704,395 candidates registered for the examination as at January 27.
Below are the lists of the affected CBT centres:
S/NoREFERENCE_NOST_NAMECtrNameRemarks1UTME2017/03080005AKWA-IBOMPTDF E-Resourcess Centre, University Of Uyo, town Campus Annex (opposite faculty of law)Akwa Ibom State2UTME2019/04000008ANAMBRAAdazi-Nnukwu ICT/CBT Centre,union primary school road, behind St. Joseph catholic church, adazi Nnukwu Anaocha, L.G.A Anambra stateSuspended for another infraction – Extortion3UTME2017/04090001ANAMBRAB.B.O. Emeh Education Foundation, 1 Ugbaga Close, Umudinya Village, (Awuda Qtrs), Nnobi, Anambra State4UTME2017/04040001ANAMBRAEmkenlyn Computers, Nneamaka Secondary School ICT Centre, Ifitedunu, Dunukofia LGA, Anambra StateSuspended for another infraction – Extortion5UTME2017/04140001ANAMBRAKONIGINS DES FRIEDENS College, 6, Pius Ogbuagu Avenue, Oka-Uga, Anambra State. 6UTME2017/04070001ANAMBRAMega Data View Computers, St. John of God secondary School,Awka, Anambra State7UTME2019/04000009ANAMBRAMega Dataview Computers Christ The King College Centre I Oguta Road Onitisha, Anambra State 8 UTME2017/04170001ANAMBRANwafor Orizu College of Education CBT Centre, 3-3 Junction, Nsugbe, Anambra State 9 UTME2019/04000002ANAMBRANwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe E – Library, Centre 2, Anambra State10UTME2017/06040007BAYELSA New Kings and Queens Montesori, Opp. NUJ Office, New Road, Ekeki, Yenagoa, CENTRE 1Suspended for another infraction – Extortion11UTME2017/06050001BAYELSANiger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. Centre 1 (New Site)12UTME2017/06040002BAYELSAPOTTER’S TOUCH HIGH SCHOOL KM 2 MELFORD OKILO WAY, IGBOGENE, YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE13UTME2017/06040003BAYELSAPREDESAF INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE NEW MARKET ROAD MBIAMA/YENAGOA ROAD OPP NNPC FUEL AKENFA 3 YENAGOA BAYELS A STATE14UTME2020/10000015DELTABrightfield Schools, No. 18 Onwugbonu Crescent new layout, Ekpansuspended for another infraction – Extortion15UTME2019/10000007DELTAHolywood International School Asaba By Eco Bank, Opp Summit Road Asaba, Delta State. suspended for another infraction – Technical Deficiencies during Third Party Exam16UTME2018/10000001DELTAPACIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Opp. Blue Water Hotel, Nigercat Road, Ekpan-Effurun, Delta State17UTME2020/10000014DELTASonnicity Univdersal School, No. 5 Ikprukpru Street Off Uloho Avenue, Ughelli18UTME2017/20010002KATSINACBT Centre, Zonal Education Quality Assurance, Daura, Katsina State19UTME2020/20000003KATSINADIALOGUE COMPUTER INSTITUTE, KATSINA, No 1A near LEA Rafukka Kofar Sauri, Katsina20UTME2017/23020004KWARAParrot Cyberworld Limited, Emmanuel Baptist College Beside Lead Hostel unilorin Road Tanke ilorin21UTME2017/23020010KWARAUNITS CBT Centre, Behind Diamond Field Filling Station, Off Asa Dam Road, Ilorin, Kwara State22UTME2017/27190001LAGOSMalicomp Computers, 17 Adesola Akande, off Oyemekun Street, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos23UTME2019/24000001LAGOSWinsford Comprehensive College, 8/9 Awopeju Close, Off Foursquare Gospel Church, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State24UTME2018/25000005NASARAWAE-Plus Network, E-Library, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State25UTME2020/25000008NASARAWAExcellesia CBT, No 9 Sule Adamu Street, Off Sani Abacha Road, Beside Mount Zion Chapel Int’l Church, Mararaba, Nasarawa State26UTME2017/25070001NASARAWAGods Own Scholars Academy, Angwansoja, Area1, Masaka, Nasarawa State27UTME2017/25060002NASARAWALizdav Academy Nursery, Primary & Secondary School, Along Calvary Road, Ruga Junction, Mararaba, Nasarawa State28UTME2019/25000006NASARAWARisewise CBT, Triton International School, Km 20 Abuja – Keffi Expressway, Opp Key Science Academy Masaka29UTME2019/28000002ONDOAMC ICT CENTRE, AKINYOSOYE MODEL COLLEGE, FAGBOLA ESTATE, ILE-OLUJI, ONDO STATE30UTME2020/30000020OYOEmmakulate Systems Solutions, 138 Liberty Road, Oke- ado SPAACO HOUSE, Ibadan, O yo State31UTME2019/32000001RIVERSA-Pagen Consolidated Services Limited, CBT Center 1, No 18, Nathan Amadi Avenue, Near Humanity Hotel, White House Bus Stop, Rukpokwu, Port Harcourt.Suspended for another infraction – Extortion32UTME2020/32000014RIVERSA-Pagen Consolidated Services Limited, CBT Center 2, No 18, Nathan Amadi Avenue, Near Humanity Hotel, White House Bus Stop, Rukpokwu, Port Harcourt.33UTME2017/32030001RIVERSEvinok Connection Nig. Ltd, 128C Old Refinery Road, Elelenwo, Rivers State34UTME2020/32000013RiversLedos-InnocentB ICT Center, Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori, Rivers State35UTME2017/32080006RIVERSParagon City Light College (6 Paradise Street, NDDC Road. Off C.O.E, Iwofe Road, Opp. ONAVA Filling Station, Port Harcourt), Rivers State36UTME2020/32000006RiversState School III Elele Town, Along Owerri Road, beside Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, Ikwerre L.G.A37UTME2019/32000002RIVERSTessy international Schools, Chukwu-Agholu Avenue, Rumuagholu Road, off Rumuokoro roundabout, Port Harcourt, Rivers statesuspended for another infraction – Technical Deficiencies during Third Party Exam38UTME2020/32000008RiversThe Influential School, Mgbaraja Egbelu, Pipeline Road by Cornerstone Junction off NTA Road, Ozuoba, Port Harcourt Suspended for another infraction – Extortion.
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Global Times Nigeria reports that hundreds of hoodlums, on Sunday, invaded the Idu Industrial Layout in Abuja, raiding several warehouses.
A source who confirmed the development said the hoodlums made away with bags of rice, cartons of tin tomatoes, cereals, milk, bails of Ankara materials, and other items.
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Zahra Buhari Indimi, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari had on late Saturday reposted a short note on Instastories, saying the discovery of food items and other COVID-19 palliatives in several warehouses across the country is evidence that her father is not Nigeria’s problem.
“Now that people confirmed that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide, it is clear Buhari is not our problem,” she wrote.
It is reported across the nation that angry youths have been plundering warehouses in Lagos, Plateau, Osun, Kogi, Kaduna, Ekiti, and Kwara in the wake of the #EndSARS protests to discover some COVID-19 palliatives still undistributed.
In some instances, COVID-19 palliatives donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 were found in private homes of politicians.
Some of the items include cartons of noodles, sacks of garri, and bags of rice, some of which had gone bad due to poor and prolonged storage.
In Osun State, the government said it was waiting for officials from Abuja to “commission” the goods hence the delay in distributing them while in Lagos, the Majority Leader of the House of Assembly Sanai Agunbiade said he kept the palliatives in his Ikorodu home because he wanted to distribute them on his birthday.
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Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any found violating the curfew and those responsible for breakdown of law and order. Security agencies have further been directed to effect the arrest and prosecution of anyone found looting and destroying properties.
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