By Gabriel Dike

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have delisted 25 CBT centres in different states for alleged infringements during the conduct of the 2024 mock of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The implication is that the blacklisted centres are not been used by JAMB for conduct of the 2024 UTME, which is currently ongoing nationwide.

Recalled that 1, 985,642 candidates registered for the 2024 UTME and the exam started on Friday, April 19th and would end on Monday, April 29th, 2024.

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The delisted CBT centres are part of the 747 approved for the conduct of the UTME out of 907 that applied for JAMB approval. In 2023, 735 CBT centres were approved and used for the matriculation exam.

A breakdown revealed that Lagos recorded the highest number of blacklisted centres with four, followed by Anambra, Edo Imo and Kaduna with two each.

The remaining states have one CBT centre delisted and are Benue, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Abuja, Gombe, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo and Plateau.

Among CBT centres affected are two Command centre, one university and polytechnic while the rest are private-owed centres. The board did not list the infringements against the sanctioned CBT centres.