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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has said that one centre was delisted from participating in the 2022 UTME examination for system failure.
JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who disclosed this on Saturday, said the centre, located in the Oko Oba area of Lagos has also been instructed to refund candidates’ their money, noting that 175,000 candidates sat for the mock examination.
“I have done sample inspections in Lagos and Ogun. The turn-out was impressive and we are satisfied with the level of performance.
“In the process, a centre, Brain Point CBT centre in Oko-Oba, Lagos State which could not sustain their generator set is automatically delisted.
“I have given an instruction that the candidates in this should be refunded their full money,” he said.
The registrar identified the centre as Brain Point Computer Based Centre (CBT) at Oko-Oba in Lagos for allegedly violating the requirement for the conduct of an effective examination.
Mr Oloyede, who said that the CBT centres were allowed to collect up to N1,000 from candidates instead of the earlier N700, added that they needed to give their best in the conduct of the examination.
He called on some tertiary institutions on the need to maintain their facilities, saying some of their facilities were substandard, hence needed upgrading.
He, however, expressed satisfaction with the examinations in all the states of the federation, saying he had gotten reports from officials on the field across the country of a well-conducted examination.
Mr Oloyede also said that the 175,000 candidates who wrote the mock examination were limited to allow for only one session which started between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
He assured that the board and all the CBT centres were ready for the conduct of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) coming up from May 6 to May 16.
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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.