Why JAMB stopped cybercafés – Oloyede

The fortune of many cybercafés may further dwindle as the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has stopped them from selling the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms, with the claim that they are prone to foul practices.

Since IT exploded, many of the cafes have become redundant, with many folding up.

But those that survived the explosion have derived consolation in marketing of the UTME forms, from which they get annual revenues.

However,  this income channel too is about to stop as JAMB has said that they will no more participate in the sale that will begin on January 10.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made this known on Thursday during a meeting with CBT operators.

Oloyede said, “Cybercafés overcharge pupils and mix up data which makes pupils suffer. They also do services they don’t have the capacity to do. All these, coupled with the fact that there is no way of tracking them because they were not registered, we have limited registration to CBT centres that can be monitored.

“From now on, all essential services; creation of candidate profile, uploading WAEC and NECO results, collating biometric details, would be done at CBT centres. To reduce the incidence of data mix up prospective candidates will verify their data by fingerprint before it is submitted and printed out.”

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