Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has appealed to the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to lift the suspension it has placed on the use of UNIBEN ICT Computer Based Test (CBT) centre for the unified tertiary matriculation examination registration. The management denied the allegation that its CBT centre was charging above N700 as cost of registration.
According to a statement signed by the university’s spokesman, Mr. Micheal Osasuyi, the suspension was done hastily and without proper investigation.
“It is not proper for JAMB to withdraw our access without proper investigation of the accusation. For clarification, University of Benin is not vending JAMB PINs. We only attend to candidate who have their pins and they pay only N700.”Osasuyi said.
He noted that the suspension of UNIBEN CBT Centre would amount to denying the institution access code to clear the backlog of over 300 candidates.
He therefore appealed to JAMB to restore access to the University Portal to enable candidates process their registration without delay and commended JAMB for swiftly putting up measures to check extortion of candidates in the registration exercise.
“We have partnered with JAMB over the years without blemish, this accusation is therefore a serious embarrassment to the University of Benin. We look forward to your prompt release of our access code to be able to clear the backlog of over 300 candidates as a result of the withdrawal of our access.” Osasuyi said.