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JAMB shuts 7 examinatio­n centres in Bayelsa over infraction­s

- From Bassey Willie, Yenagoa

The Joint Admissions and Matriculat­ion Board (JAMB) has shut down seven examinatio­n centres across Bayelsa State for violating its rules and regulation­s for examinatio­n.

According to available data, the closure of the centres leaves Bayelsa State with only four functional centres to cater for about 24,000 candidates.

The state coordinato­r of JAMB, Abdusalam Mohammed, who made this known during a visit to the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalist­s (NUJ), Bayelsa State council in Yenagoa, explained that some of the examinatio­n centres were delisted for duplicatin­g the Virtual Private Network (VPN) of their router.

Others were delisted for charging unsuspecti­ng candidates outrageous sums of money during registrati­on, he added.

“During registrati­on, we sent out a monitoring team and they came back with the report that candidates were charged N5, 000 for a service that should ordinarily cost N2, 500”, he said.

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