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Malpractice: JAMB Speaks On What Will Happen To UTME Results Of Students Caught




JAMB Reiterates That It Has Not Released Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated that it has not released any result yet, warning candidates and their parents to be wary of fraudsters.

Naija News recalls that over 1.8 million candidates, including visually impaired candidates, registered for the examination which took place between April 11 to 18.

It said it would reach out to candidates through their telephones as soon as all the results of the 2019 UTME were ratified.

The board’s Head, Media, and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos.

On what will happen to UTME results of those caught in exam malpractice, Benjamin further noted that it was not also true that the board was deducting some marks from candidates with proven cases of examination malpractice.

According to him, once the board establishes evidence of any form of examination malpractice, it will cancel out rightly, the result of such candidate rather than deduct marks.

“If we establish any case of infraction or examination malpractice being carried out in any centre too, such centre is shut down and the entire results of candidates who wrote in that centre from the commencement of the examination, which is Aprill 11 to the end will automatically be cancelled.

“Such affected candidates are rescheduled immediately for the examination in another centre as was the case in some centres in Abia,” he said.

He added that the board made several arrests of persons caught trying to undermine the integrity of the examination and process, while it lasted, just like it shut down centres that fell short of the standard.

According to him the current JAMB administration head by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has a zero tolerance for any form of corruption, which included examination malpractice.

“Right now, we have just read from a major national daily that an ex-JAMB staff is about to be arraigned by the EFCC over an alleged diversion of about N100 million belonging to the board.

“Let me make it clear that this said case was not during the tenure of the current JAMB Registrar.

“In fact, one of the major guidelines of the current board is total transparency and accountability, coupled with its open door policy,” Benjamin told NAN