Not less than 149 JAMB candidates have been arrested for perpetuating various exams malpractice related fraud in the 2020 examination year.
It was gathered that, states like Imo, Anambra and Enugu topped the list with 26, 12 and 12 candidates respectively. They were arrested for offences bothering on; examination by proxy, attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others.
Other states on the list included; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, and Osun.
The examination board however maintained that, violation of UTME rules is declining with the 2020 experience.
It is worthy to note that, the 2020 UTME was concluded in most states on Thursday, March 19. Also, 10 other states completed on Saturday, March 21, while Bayelsa with only four approved CBT centers completed its examination on Sunday after a number of the centres were been delisted for one infraction or the other.