The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps has warned All Computer Based Test UTME centres against extortion of prospective UTME candidates for the 2020 Joint Admission Matriculation Examination Board popularly know as JAMB now UTME.
Mr Adamu Shehu who is the The spokesman of the corps, for the Jigawa state command disclosed in his statement that the Commandant, Mr Garba Muhammad, gave the charge when he paid a courtesy visit to the State JAMB Coordinator, Mr Bello Aminu, on Thursday in Dutse.
He quoted the commandant as alleging that intelligence reports indicated that some CBT operators were charging candidates above the official fees. Muhammad added that the Commandant General of the Corps, Mr Abdullahi Gana, had ordered the corps to check the ongoing insistent activities of the CBT centres, warning that defaulters would be prosecuted by Law.
Muhammad was quoted in his statement saying “I call on CBT centre operators to charge only the official fee or risk revocation of licenses and prosecution,”.
The commandant laid emphasis on the commitment of the NSCDC corps to secure the Board’s offices and examination materials, also to ensure the safety of personnel and candidates as well as curb examination malpractices.
Aminu also said that the Board had approved N4,700; as examination registration fee for UTME per candidate, adding that any acts to the contrary violated the laws governing its operations and should be reported immediately.