The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has warned owners of authorized computer-based exam (CBT) facilities against pressuring applicants. It said that facilities will be fined N100,000 if applicants were caught cheating.
It mentioned in its weekly letter that some operators charged candidates more than the N700 flat fee established for services provided.
It underlined that it would not put up with any kind of exploitation and that offenders who did so would be fined N100,000 and made to repay the money they had stolen.
For applicants registering for part-time studies, sandwich programs, National Open University of Nigeria programs, and remote learning programs in February, JAMB certified CBT centers.
JAMB noted that licensing was a measure to reduce load on its offices across the nation in response to the CBT centers’ request.
How would you respond to this? Do you believe a $100,000 fine is appropriate for any perpetrator, considering what the center may have received in student fees?
Tell us what you think.