Five suspects from Zamfara and Kebbi states have been jailed for periods between three months and two years for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made this known in a bulletin released on Sunday.
The examination board also disclosed that 123 other suspects were standing trial across the country.
In its bulletin, JAMB said, “Five persons who were involved in one form of exam malpractice in the just concluded 2019 UTME have been convicted. As of Sunday, three suspects from Zamfara State and two from Kebbi have been convicted for periods of three months to two years.
“No fewer than 123 suspects are standing trial in various courts on one form of infraction or the other. With the conviction of the five suspects, the board urges the judiciary to continue on this path and to ensure that all suspects arraigned with sufficient facts are convicted.”
Naija News recalls that the 2019 UTME took place between April 11 and April 18 in 698 CBT centres nationwide.