The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denounced the fraudulent activities of cybercafés and tutorial centre operators who use the board’s insignia and name to trick candidates.
Criminal elements dupe students under the pretext of registering them for the 2021/22 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) application, according to the exam board’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
”Using the exam body’s name and logo when you are not approved by the Board to do so for whatever reason is a criminal offense,” Dr. Fabian warned.
professional According to Dr Fabian, Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, disclosed the latest trend by criminal centres in Ilorin, Kwara State, while informing security agents of the new trend.
On Friday, Oloyede handed over to security agents several alleged criminal cybercafé and tutorial center operators for investigation and prosecution.
He also cautioned that platforms that use such tactics to defraud candidates will face severe consequences from the exam board.
He stated that such forums are used as incubators for grooming exam cheaters, who then use the board’s logo and name to commit fraud.
”Anyone who registers candidates without being approved by the board and then prints banners advertising the Board’s services will be arrested and prosecuted,” Oloyede said.
The Registrar also hinted that the exam board has finalized plans to start monitoring centers with security agents ahead of the exam to prevent such platforms from engaging in illegal activities.