JAMB shuts 7 examination centres in Bayelsa over infractions
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.