The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday commended Joint Admission Matriculation Board For blacklisting of 72 of the 600 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres used for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country after alleged involvement in extortion and “organised examination malpractice” during the UTME.
The President of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the owners of the blacklisted centres should be prosecuted.
The ASUU boss said the development was a step in the right direction, describing it as “ the way to go.’’
“What JAMB has done in that respect is a welcome development and a good decision,” Mr. Ogunyemi said. “I will not expect it to stop at just blacklisting of such centres.
“The leadership of the board should go a step forward by prosecuting owners of the affected centre in order to serve as a deterrent to others.This measure will further ensure that the integrity of the examination cannot be undermined.”
He added that JAMB should also strive to do thorough checks on centres and their owners before engaging them for the conduct of the UTME to avoid a re-occurrence.