The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed the suspension of thirteen centres out of the thirty-two centres it was using for the conduct of its examinations in Nasarawa state.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the examination board, made this known while signing a Memorandum of Understanding for equipping three Computer-Based Test Centres with the Nasarawa State government at Government House, Lafia, on Thursday.
The Registrar, who was represented by the Director, Information Technology Service Department, Fabian Okoro, stated that the aim of suspending the 13 centres was as a result of not meeting specified standards, adding that the signing of the MoU would create opportunities for more candidates to be registered across the facilities.
The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said, “I commend former governor and now Senetor Umaru Al-Kakura who built the centres; and Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, for his support towards equipping the three centres.
“This will alleviate the suffering of students of the state who have travelling to centres outside the state to conduct the examination exercise.”
The signing of the MOU was done by the Director General of Bureau of Information and Communication Technology in Nasarawa State, Mr. Shehu Ibrahim and Mr. Fabian Okoro.