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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has suspended more CBT centres in the ongoing 2019 UTME Registration. This brings the total number of suspended CBT centres to 17. It was gathered that the CBT centres were suspended for involving in different forms of malpractices.

This was contained in the in a bulletin from the Office of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, released by the board on Monday.

The suspended CBT centres are Matar Miseri Cordiae Centre and Mardakem Company Limited, both in Akwa-Ibom State; Bintels Global Services, Anambra State; Global ICT Connect Limited, Benue State; Swiftcom Global, Cross River State; Sapele Technical College, Delta State; Evangel University, Ebonyi State; Bishop Gabriel CBT Centre and DA Civic Centre, both in Edo State.

Others are; University of Benin ICT Centre and Netskills Digital Solutions, both in Edo State; College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti and St. Silas Anglican School, both in Ekiti State; Medes ICT Centre in Ondo State; Divine Success CBT Centre in Oyo State; Riyom ICT Centre in Plateau State, and Taraba State University CBT Centre in Taraba State.

The board also disclosed that it would not extend the February 21st deadline for the registration of candidates.

According to the Chairman of JAMB’s Governing Board, Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe the board had regulated the registration with guiding rules and regulations to prevent candidates and parents from being extorted by fraudulent CBT centres.

“The 2019 registration commenced on Thursday, January 10, and is expected to end on Thursday, February 21. There would be no extension of the exercise as the deadline remains sacrosanct.

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“To ensure that Nigerians are not exploited or have their data mutilated, the board has regulated the registration exercise so that we may obtain the actual statistics that will reflect the realities on the ground.” He stated.