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JAMB to commence registration, shuts out cybercafés

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has limited the registration centers for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to accredited Computer Based Test centres.

The board also announced that sales of the 2019 UTME would commence on January 10, 2019.

The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede made this known at the university of Lagos on Thursday.

He said, “Cybercafés overcharge pupils and mix up data which makes pupils suffer. They also do services they don’t have the capacity to do. All these, coupled with the fact that there is no way of tracking them because they were not registered, we have limited registration to CBT centres that can be monitored.

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“From now on, all essential services; creation of candidate profile, uploading WAEC and NECO results, collating biometric details, would be done at CBT centres. To reduce theincidence of data mix up prospective candidates will verify their data by fingerprint before it is submitted and printed out.

“Even as essential services are restricted to you, you have to look beyond the revenue and deliver quality service because you will be constantly monitored.

“Even as 80 per cent of CBT centres performed well in 2018. We have eliminated those that didn’t do well. Fifty centres were sanctioned for registration infractions and against 2019, we have 718 accredited CBT centres which will help in spreading digital literacy,” he said.

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