JAMB MALPRACTICE REPORTS: Candidates Paid N5,000 – N20,000 To Cheat!!

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB said yesterday that only 10 candidates scored 300 marks and above in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in the country evenas some candidates printed customised shirts and T-shirts where anticipated answers were prepared to cheat during the examination.

JAMB Registrar, Professor, ‘Dibu Ojerinde who made this known in Abuja while addressing newsmen said that 40 centres were involved in cheating during the examination, where some candidates paid between N5,000 and N20,000 to be allowed to cheat.

He however, said that JAMB was investigating the centres where malpractices took place, pointing out that those 40 centres might be barred from future UTME if found guilty. He also noted that he did not wish to pre-empt the sanctions to be applied until investigations were concluded.

According to Ojerinde, apart from the 10 candidates who scored above 300 marks, 628 others scored between 270 – 299; 33,115 scored 250 – 269: 704,622 scored 200 and above while 801,804 scored below 200.

A breakdown of the number of the candidates that sat for the UTME showed that 1,670,833 applied to go to the universities while 28,977 and 28,445 chose Polytechnics and Colleges of Education respectivelyeven as only 25 chose the newly established Innovative Enterprises Institutes.

Speaking further, he noted that the result of 78,309 candidates from various centres were at present, undergoing screening to ascertain their culpability in malpractices, while 12,110 candidates’ results were being withheld for possible disciplinary action.

On the candidates who printed special T-shirts and shirts with prepared answers, he regretted that candidates for the UTME had always devised new methods of cheating on yearly basis. The Registrar stressed that the examination cheats had graduated from using ‘’magic slippers’’ to customised T-shirts and shirts in which anticipated answers were imprinted in the sleeves as well as inside the T-shirts.

“Details of the results in order of merit according to courses and institutions of choice of candidates will be dispatched to universities, polytechnics, monotechnics, colleges of education and innovative enterprises institutes at the appropriate time for the purposes of 2013/2014 admissions.

“It is the policy of the board to ensure that equal opportunity is given to all candidates seeking placement in the nation’s tertiary institutionsregardless of their physical status. We will continue to appeal to stakeholders to show more interest in the acquisition of higher education by this category of citizens.

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  1. Good morning sir……pls,i want to ask b4 goin out today to purchase the e facility card…has jamb created any portal for the use of the card??and av yu sn anybdy who’s chckd his or her own result with it?

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