NSCDC synergizes with JAMB to combat extortion of prospective candidates ahead of 2023 UTME registration


Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Anambra State Command has warned accredited JAMB Computer Based Test operators in the habit of charging prospective candidates above government stipulated rate for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB examination form to stop forthwith.

The State Commandant of the Corps, Chikere Isidore gave the warning when he received in audience the Anambra State Coordinator in his office yesterday, at the state Command Headquarters, Awka.

Chikere said the command would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any service provider or group of persons who dare to extort innocent citizens in the course of registration or deregistered CBT centers still registering candidates.

“Ahead of the commencement of 2023 UTME registration, the command will deploy plain- clothes personnel to various registration centres to ensure that prospective candidates are not shortchanged. Be assured that whoever is caught selling the form above the government stipulated rate will definitely face the full wrath of the law”, he stated.

The state Command helmsman acknowledged the synergy between NSCDC and JAMB which has yielded positive results in curbing examination malpractice, closure of non accredited registration centres and apprehending of syndicates exploiting prospective candidates during registration.

Earlier, Mrs. Karen Gar, the JAMB State Coordinator appreciated the Corps for providing adequate security and ensuring discipline during the conduct of the past UTME while appealing that same collaboration be sustained this year. She assured that all necessary provisions have been made to ensure that 2023 examination is conducted in serene environment across the State.

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