The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has threatened to clampdown on some cybercafes and tutorial centres who specialise in defrauding unsuspecting candidates during registration for the UTME
The warning was contained in the board’s weekly bulletin.
The Jamb Registar Professor Oloyede said anybody not licensed by the board to register candidates and who goes ahead to print banners advertising the board’s services would be arrested and prosecuted.
The board noted that the unwholesome activities of fraudulent operators of cybercafés, tutorial canters and other entities, who have formed the habit of deceiving hapless candidates by using the board’s logo and name to defraud and extort them will no longer be tolerated.
He said henceforth, the board and various security agencies would comb the streets across the country to ensure that such illegal activities were curtailed.
The board had said that registration will take place in 700 centres nationwide; adding the list of the centres would be available in all state offices and on JAMB’S website.
It also stated that registration for the exercise will begin on April 8 and end on May 15.