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UTME 2017: Cyber Café Operators Arrested For Changing Candidates’ Email Addresses



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday disclosed that it has arrested some operators of cyber cafés for defrauding candidates by demanding that the candidates pay up to N10,000 to access information on their e-mails.

This was disclosed by the Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja.

According to him, the operators deliberately changed the e-mail addresses and passwords of candidates to ensure that messages sent to the candidates by JAMB get to them (operators of cyber cafes) and in turn sell such information.

He called on UTME candidates not to allow cheats to defraud them.

On the issue of posting candidates out of the exam centres of their choices, he said that no candidate was posted outside his or her town of choice as expressed in their application, contrary to reports in some quarters. 

“Candidates are always allowed to make a choice of examination town while we allocate centres within the examination town chosen by a candidate,” he said.

He finally hailed the success of the first day of the examination held on May 13th, 2017; stating that there has not been any major hitch so far.


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