The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it would not take kindly to what it described as the “unwholesome activities of fraudulent operators of cybercafes, tutorial centres and other entities, which have formed the habit of deceiving hapless candidates through using the Board’s logo and name to defraud and extort them.
“The stock-in-trade of these unscrupulous elements is to lure innocent candidates to part with their money under the deceptive guise of registering them for the 2021/22 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) application documents,” said Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB.
Oloyede who spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Friday, April 2, said it was a ‘criminal offence for one to use the Board’s name and logo when one was not licensed by the Board to do so for any reason.
He was speaking while handing over some operators of cybercafes, tutorial centres and other such operators to security agents.
The Registrar, during the engagement, warned that the Board would no longer tolerate the antics of such platforms, which, he said, are used as incubators for grooming examination infractors who use the name and logo of the Board to lend credence to their unwholesome activities.
According to him, 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.
He further disclosed that, henceforth, the Board and the various security agencies would be combing the streets across the country to ensure that the untoward activities of fraudulent elements are curtailed.