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JAMB Apprehends Ghost Writer Planning to Take UTME for 64 Candidates, Cancels Results in Abia

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it apprehended an individual it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates. The board revealed that no fewer than 100 culprits had been nabbed by security operatives across Nigeria during the just concluded UTME, and malpractice was prevalent in virtually all the states of the federation, including Abuja.

In its Weekly Bulletin released in Abuja on Monday by its spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB said the fraudsters engaged in multiple registrations to enable impersonation during the examination. The board said the arrest of the culprits was made possible by the thorough and mandatory identity checks conducted on candidates, with the aim of fishing out professional ghost writers before the release of the results.

JAMB Apprehends Ghost Writer Planning to Take UTME for 64 Candidates, Cancels Results in Abia

Also, the board disclosed that it had cancelled the results of two Computer Based Test centres, Heritage and Infinity CBT centre, and Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive School, Ugwunabo, in Abia State, over what it described as “widespread irregularities” during the UTME. It said that all the results of the examination sessions conducted by the Board in the two centres from April 11 to 18 were null and void.

Regarding the cancellation, the board had this to say to innocent candidates affected, “However, in order not to unduly punish honest and hardworking candidates who found themselves attached to these two centres, the board magnanimously relocated all the candidates who had taken or were scheduled to take their examination in the two centres to other centres where they subsequently took their examinations.”

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Comments (21)

Abdulazeez habibu
3 weeks ago
Terrible! it's obvious that jamb is ready to eradicate academic corruption. This is marvellous! Always be proud of a result you wrote for yourself without any malpractice or uncertainty during the process. Kudos to jamb!
MUSTI44
3 weeks ago
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has described as fake, a trending report that scores of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are being reduced. The board, in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Fabian Benjamin, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, said the report was false. The report had claimed that scores of candidates who sat for the UTME and were found to have cheated were made to lose 100 marks. JAMB said that an investigation carried out discovered that the fake news emanated from a gang who coordinated from a town called Igarra in Edo state with affiliates in Lagos and other states. The board described the act as fraudulent and meant to extort parents
and candidates. β€œA gang being coordinated from a town called Igarra in Edo State with affiliates in Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Abia, Anambra and Plateau states are circulating fake notice of impending reduction of UTME scores. β€œThis is with intent to extort and defraud parents and candidates. β€œCandidates results would be received on their registered cell phones as soon as the ongoing scrutiny of the examination centres are completed and publicly announced. β€œOnly the fraudulent candidates or parents stand being defrauded on this matter,” the board said. NAN recalls that Mr Benjamin had in an interview on Sunday, warned candidates not be carried away by rumours and misleading information in some sections of the media, especially the social media. He also said that the board distances itself from such rumours about releasing results of candidates of the just concluded UTME and steps to check these results as being speculated. NAN reports that the 2019 UTME was conducted nationwide from April 11 to 18. More than 1.8 million candidates registered for the examination. (NAN)
Anambrii1
3 weeks ago
Jamb we know you are doing the needful but first, release 2019 UTME results. Stop keeping people in suspense abeg.
Brightideas
3 weeks ago
This Jamb people talks too much
chiqz
3 weeks ago
Greatest jambite, please, be calm ur results will soon be out. The truth is whether now or days to come, ur jamb scores remains the same and nothing is changing that. You've read as you could and you wrote as you know so now just believe in yourselves. There are people who already know what their jamb scores would be after they have written the exams because they know what they are capable of doing. According to jamb ur results are ready and panicking doesn't make any difference on ur scores. Just relax great jambites!

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