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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has arrested a CBT Centre Operator and his accomplice for engaging in inappropriate communication with a 15-year-old exam candidate.
The alleged misconduct came to light when the candidate’s mother, who had used her phone number for the registration process, began receiving inappropriate messages on her phone shortly after the registration.
The concerned mother, identified as Iphie, expressing her grievances on her X account, accused JAMB of negligence and inadequate data security, leading to an official investigation.
According to the mother’s statement, the CBT manager accessed the phone number from the registration form and initiated a text conversation, mistakenly assuming he was communicating directly with the candidate. Despite being made aware of the teenager’s age, the individual reportedly persisted in messaging and advised that the communication be kept confidential.
Speaking to journalists after the arrest, The ICT consultant for JAMB, Damilola Bamiro in a video shared by ChannelsTv on Thursday said, “Today, based on the social media report that has gone around where a mother complained that her 15-year-old daughter was being approached by a staff of one of our CBT centers and immediately we got that information, we swung into action, we identified the center and since our system identifies who has registered a candidate we were able to apprehend both the person that registered the candidate and the person that approached the minor. We have them in custody already, just to assure Nigerians that JAMB will always swing into action whenever any case against any candidate is reported. “