The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has expressed displeasure as some schools over-charged students for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This came as the Board discovered that some schools charged students as high as N30,000 for an examination that only cost N5,700.
The Hope reported that JAMB had earlier closed some registration centres over extortion
Trouble started when the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede accosted some students from Stella Maris Secondary School, Life Camp, who were brought in school busses to register at Sascon International College and asked them how much they paid for forms.
The students chorused N30,000 to the astonishment of Oloyede. The students also revealed to the Registrar that the school, after collecting the money, purchased a SIM card for them and secured the profile code for them against the practice of JAMB.
In the same vein, the Registrar ordered the arrest of another teacher, who allegedly collected N7,000 each from five candidates and brought them for registration at Sascon CBT Centre.
He directed all JAMB CBT centres to stop bulk registration of students unless there is permission from the examination body, stressing that JAMB does not deal with schools in the process of registration but with an individual student or candidate that wants to register for the examination.
The JAMB boss also warned the CBT centres against the collection of private data from candidates.
Oloyede urged candidates to report cases of extortion, saying that there is a code for candidates to reach the board when they come across any case of extortion while promising there will be a reward for such an act.
JAMB, however, revealed that over 1.16 million candidates had been registered for the 2023 UTME, stressing that the deadline for registration would not be extended beyond Tuesday, 14th February 2023.
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