JAMB prosecute 100 UTME candidates, jailed 20 for exam malpractice

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) ‎Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede on Thursday said 100 candidates have been prosecuted out of which 20 were jailed for their involvement in Examination Malpractice in 2019. He said the remaining 80 candidates are facing possible prosecution across the country.

‎Professor Oloyede disclosed this at a meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) centre operators in preparation for the 2020 JAMB UTME online registration held in Kaduna.

He said all those caught red handed were prosecuted and warned that the board has zero tolerance for examination malpractices

We have prosecuted 100 candidates across the country and 20 were jailed. 80 are undergoing prosecution. “All those caught red handed last year were prosecuted. So, last year was a year of prosecution of candidates but by God grace this year will be the turn of CBT centre operators,” he said.

He also disclosed that 613 CBT centres have been approved while 133 were deleted from the business and replaced by another 133 operators. On the National Identity Number NIN, Professor Ishaq Oloyede insisted that no candidate will be registered to write the UTME examination without obtaining the NIN, and disclosed that JAMB has signed an agreement with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to make it easy for candidates to obtain NIN numbers nationwide.

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