The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has revealed how some Computer-Based Test centres gave bribes to some JAMB officials to help them to falsify the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results.
Oloyede, who disclosed this at a briefing, said some of the JAMB officials collected the bribes for “security reasons”. The registrar, who did not disclose the CBT centres because of ongoing investigation, noted that the officials reported to the board.
He decried the connivance of some parents with CBT centres for examination malpractices, adding that some parents paid as much as N200,000 for exam fraud.
He said, “An area which I want to address is the intensity of examination malpractices and the connivance of parents. There are malpractices, which are concealed in flip flops and handkerchiefs, by candidates. Some owners of the CBT centres also set them up for reasons other than examinations.
“They sold answers. We also paid the money. Some centres also extended cables into fraudulent places they called VIP rooms, but we caught them. There were also cases of some CBT centres bribing our officials. Our officials had to collect the bribes in some instances, when they considered their safety. They then turned in the money to us when they reported back.”
Oloyede added that one of JAMB’s directors, whose name could not yet be ascertained, went to a CBT centre, which had a VIP section where malpractice was going on.
According to him, the director laughed and commended them, because it was not safe for him to raise any alarm at that time.