The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board says it is embarking on a national raid
of cyber cafe, ahead of its Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination .
The JAMB ’ s Head, Media and Information ,
Dr Fabian Benjamin , said on Friday in Lagos
that the exercise would be carried out in
conjunction with the officials of the Nigeria
Security and Civil Defence Corps .
He said the raid was meant to smash the
operations of some syndicates operating
cyber cafes to print fake UTME registration
numbers and application documents to
prospective candidates .
According to him , four suspects have already
been apprehended in Ekiti for printing and
selling fake registration documents for the
He said , “ This development is an eye –
opener that same could be happening in other
parts of the country.
“ We shall , in collaboration with the NSCDC ,
commence a national raid of all cyber cafe in
the country , any moment from now.
“ We will not fold our arms and watch some
elements defraud Nigerians , parents in
particular , who desire education for their
“ These persons arrested in Ekiti were holed
out in their cyber café, where they have been
carrying out their illegal activities and had
defrauded prospective candidates to the tune
of over N10 million .
“ We had a synergy with NSCDC , which led
to the discovery of serious illegal
manipulation of JAMB registration forms ,
numbers as well as admission letters. ”
Benjamin warned prospective candidates
against handling information regarding the
sale of the registration documents to avoid
falling prey to the activities of the suspects .
He said , “ We had warned severally that we
had yet to commence the sales of the 2017
registration documents , and that candidates
should be patient because we are putting
finishing touches to the entire examination
“ This is because we want to tackle all the
hitches that had been associated with the
examination in the past years and make it
almost 100 per cent hitch-free.
“ As soon as this is achieved, and we are set
to roll out the registration documents , we
will do massive sensitisation.
“ Candidates must realise that no cyber cafe
is authorised to do any form of registration,
as candidates who defy this warning are
doing so at their own risk. ”
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