Computer-Based Test Centres Proprietors Association of Nigeria has raised the alarm over the existence of illegal centres selling fake 2017 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Registration Forms in Imo State and other parts of Nigeria.
Chairman of the association, Comrade Chidiebere Egboh, told newsmen in Owerri, Imo State on Monday that the fraudsters were also collecting money to place candidates in, “special centres” to cheat during the examination.
He described the development as dangerous and alerted prospective candidates that JAMB was yet to announce the fees and date for the commencement of registration.
Egboh said: “The fraudsters play fast one and extort N15,000 and above from thousands of unsuspecting prospective JAMB candidates.
“The consequences are that the fraudsters will elope with candidates’ money and they will not have genuine centres to write the examination.
“The issue of ‘special centres’ had been clamped down. We must emphasis that there will be nothing like ‘special centre’ any longer.
“CPAN has vowed to provide grounds for equal opportunity to all genuine candidates to gain admission into tertiary institutions of their choice.”
Also speaking, Chief Larry Osuagwu, a Director of one of the accredited centres, disclosed that the association has set up a committee to monitor the examination and sensitize staff on the format.
He advised prospective candidates to identify genuine accredited centres by going through JAMB website to avoid falling victims to fraudsters.
Osuagwu advised parents and guardians not to purchase any JAMB form for their wards, as the Board has not started the sale of the 2017 JAMB forms.