The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has released the names of Computer-based Test centres sanctioned over the conduct of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

A report released by the Head of Public Affairs, JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the centres were sanctioned over their roles in examination malpractice and technical hitches during the UTME.

An analysis of the report showed that 48 of the centres were delisted for gross misconduct and technical deficiencies, and thereby barred from participating in the conduct of future examinations.  Twenty-four others were suspended for technical deficiency and would not participate in the conduct of the UTME next year.

A further breakdown of the report showed that Abia State had the highest number of affected CBT centres, followed by Rivers State.

The Registrar, JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, had on Tuesday announced the cancellation of 59,598 results, adding that 62,140 candidates, comprised of 57, 646 candidates who sat for the examination in fraudulent centres; 683 who had biometric issues; and 3,811 others who did late registration.

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The UTME resit, according to Oloyede, would hold on July 1.

Speaking to our correspondent, Benjamin said that the board would get in touch with affected candidates next week.

He said, “Candidates should not panic. We are going to reach out to all the candidates through their emails next week. We will notify them of their centres and other necessary information.’’

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