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JAMB to Investigate Every UTME Candidate from 2009-2019 for Malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has launched an investigation into the credentials of applicants dating back to 2009. This means that every single candidate who took UTME within the last 10 years will be scrutinized. Persons who cheated the system successfully, and went on to secure admission and may have even graduated will face prosecution and their certificates will be withdrawn. 

This was disclosed by JAMB's Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, during an interview with Punch on Monday. He said the probe had begun and it would be completed in a short time as JAMB had acquired software to identify fake biometric data. 

JAMB to Investigate Every UTME Candidate from 2009-2019 for Malpractice

Benjamin said, “If you graduated from university and you did not take UTME, it means the foundation is faulty and the building cannot stand. We have already started the probe but we will go deeper after the exams."  

It will not take too long. We are using software, so it will just check the biometric data of candidates and if the biometric data of someone shows about six different names, then it will notify us. So, if one person’s photo brings up different names and we have spotted this, we will find out where the person is and then we will pick them up.”  

Speaking in a separate interview on 95.1 Nigeria Info FM Abuja, the JAMB spokesman said,

We want to do what we call biometric verification dating 10 years back. Even if you are now working and we discovered that someone wrote exams for you, we will publish your name and the law agencies will do the needful. We have the biometric data from 10 years ago. We will compare the photos with thumbprints and names. We discovered that a candidate could have taken exams with 30 different names.”

The JAMB spokesman said it had become important to expose exam cheats to serve as a deterrent to others. He said the photos of those found culpable would be published for all to see even if they were now working class persons. 

 

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Comments (34)

Deckline
3 weeks ago
We want our results.


Not all these brouhaha...
Asuzu
3 weeks ago
Mr. Benjamin please release our results, not all these big big talk here abeg..

I'm tired.
merchar
3 weeks ago
imagine... i commend your efforts to curb examination malpractice but first thing first this whole thing is getting absurd
Segun Enoch
3 weeks ago
May God Sees You Through, But Kindly Release 2019 Result.
what is my business....... RELEASE OUR RESULT
Eniafe128
3 weeks ago
This is getting serious oo
tonnytemmy914
3 weeks ago
like the jamb sef....they are just doing anyhow...how come a score of 290 last year did not get admission and you are here telling me poo,they did not see that one ooooo & working class is now the next.....abeg release result jare....im sick and tired of this jamb headache self....God will help us and set us free from them.....
Teepha
3 weeks ago
Hmmmm tried of jamb noise
SHIAONDO
3 weeks ago
Jamb is turning into a different case, but it shouldn't be now now dat they wil remember dat,it is of no benefit,they should release our result
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. “A 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. “This is with intent to extort and defraud parents and candidates. “Candidates results would be received on their registered cell phones as soon as the ongoing scrutiny of the examination centres are completed and publicly announced. “Only 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)
mcluckey1
3 weeks ago
This is when you know that jamb is only making mouth......

I wonder who they want to impress.
At the end of it... We won't see their break light.

IF jamb was soo competent and willing to eradicate Mal practice and not impressing the federal government, then their systems should have detected multiple or any reoccurring biometric from their data base during registration itself.....


They Will go out on air and make noise to impress the brainless government and deceive the innocent...


IF jamb was so willing to eradicate impersonation, then of what use is it that the option to change picture is still available in the data correction.

Jamb knowing fully well that impersonators use their pictures to register and after writing for their clients change the picture later at the data correction site.

Useless exam body.
What jamb has earnestly been doing is to frustrate the life's of student.




Release the f**king result
  • splitz: True talk man
    Like 0    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
  • Uzonna: Yes o true talk bro.... Jamb just dey beat around the bush like blind man.. Biko open ya eyes na... Enh.. All this empty treat here n there nothing to show for it... How come good score didn't get admission last year.. U wont check that one o.. Instead be fulling around...
    Pls release result..
    Like 1    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
Williams
3 weeks ago
Jamb! Not that it is bad to detect malpractices from 2009 till date, but please for crying out loud, release our results first and then continue in your investigation, please.
Neyo
3 weeks ago
This thing is getting out of hands😠.
I think it's high time the world sees what's going on, let's hit the streets with PEACEFUL demonstration or better still hit all their social media handles (Twitter, Facebook etc) with the hashtags below:


"#JAMB RELEASE OUR RESULTS, & STOP FRUSTRATING INNOCENT CANDIDATES FOR CRIMES WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT



#UTME NO BE ELECTION MATTER, PLEASE TREAT US FAIRLY, RELEASE OUR RESULTS.


#E DON DO, ABEG FREE OUR MIND, RELEASE OUR RESULTS

(you may add yours)



....my suggestion though.
  • Neyo: Who's with me on this👆?????
    Like 0    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
  • Miss Raymond: Wat is all these rubbish na?
    Jamb board, we have heard u guys...
    Buh before u continue with your investigations, pls release dis f**king result.....
    Me am tired of subscribing every day ooh.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
  • Williams: Buh how do you want to go about that?
    Like 0    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
  • Abdulazeez habibu: @Neyoprince, i support you. This is nonsense! We shall protest for this. We cant absorb this pressure any more. We are anxious. We have to know our fate. They are trying to break our innocent hearts...
    Like 0    Dislike 0   3 weeks ago
SHIAONDO
3 weeks ago
If they wil nt release d result today they should just declear it inconclusive
rushdun
3 weeks ago
I wish the remaining exam board could be so

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