JAMB Arrests Cyber Cafe
Operators For Changing
Candidates’ Email Addresses
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
yesterday disclosed that it has arrested some operators of
cyber cafés for defrauding candidates by demanding that the
candidates pay up to N10,000 to access information on their
This was disclosed by the Head of Information, Dr. Fabian
Benjamin,yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja.
According to him, the operators deliberately changed the e-
mail addresses and passwords of candidates to ensure that
messages sent to the candidates by JAMB get to them
(operators of cyber cafes) and in turn sell such information.
He called on UTME candidates not to allow cheats to defraud
On the issue of posting candidates out of the exam centres of
their choices, he said that no candidate was posted outside
his or her town of choice as expressed in their application,
contrary to reports in some quarters.
“Candidates are always allowed to make a choice of
examination town while we allocate centres within the
examination town chosen by a candidate,” he said.
He finally hailed the success of the first day of the
examination held on May 13th, 2017; stating that there has not
been any major hitch so far.