Exam fraud: JAMB withdraws UTME results of four candidates

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has withdrawn the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results of four candidates who allegedly attempted to fake JAMB result.

Spokesman for JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin who disclosed this in a statement gave the names of the candidates as Adah Eche with registration number 97512230IB, Taiwo Abisola Omowumi with registration number 97049254GG, Vincent Onyinyechi Prisca with registration number 96531098BC and Sofodun Afolasade Zainab with registration number 96634599GA.

“The Board therefore withdraws and invalidates the results of the four candidates found to have been involved in the illicit attempt to fake JAMB result.

“No effort would be spared in identifying and sanctioning any candidate who attempts to falsify results of JAMB-organised examinations (UTME and others) and whoever collaborates or patronizes such candidates would also face similar consequence,” the statement said.

Eche was apprehended on Monday by the board for being in possession of a fake UTME result.

He had attempted to upgrade his original UTME score of 153 to 290 with the help of a professional examination fraudster.

Apart from being in possession of a fake UTME result, he was also said to have been working with the other affected candidates to have their scores inflated.

Benjamin also announced that the board had released the results of 3, 736 candidates who had been cleared of any infraction.

He explained that the candidates whose results had been released were those who were invited and appeared at eight centres listed by the board.

He said after an interaction with the board’s Intelligence Committee to ascertain their culpability or otherwise in some discovered examination infractions, their results were released.

“Consequently, 3,736 candidates who were found to be either free of any blame or entitled to the benefit of the doubt, have their results processed for release. The 3, 736 results are now released,” he added.

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