File photograph: Students writing computer-based UTME test.
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has acknowledged that it caught 149 candidates for change examination malpractices within the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination which ended on Sunday, March 22.
JAMB printed the names and states of the 149 candidates in its weekly bulletin got by our correspondent with Imo, Anambra and Enugu States topping the checklist with 26, 12 and 12 candidates respectively.
The offences included; examination by proxy, strive to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls amongst others.
Other states on the checklist included; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, and Osun.
The board acknowledged, “Examination Infraction within the UTME is declining with the 2020 expertise. Nonetheless, out of the 1,945,983 million candidates who sat the examination, prima facie conditions of examination misconduct were made in opposition to the following 149 candidates.
“The board has efficiently concluded the conduct of the 2020 UTME. The examination became concluded in most states on Thursday, March 19. Also, 10 diverse states performed on Saturday, March 21, while Bayelsa with only four accredited Computer-Basically based Test centres after a vary of the centres were delisted for one infraction or the diverse needed to stop its examination on Sunday in accordance to an working out with stakeholders in Bayelsa now now not to elongate the examination beyond Sunday.
“The examination earlier scheduled for Monday became then shifted to Sunday to be performed within the four centres. Out of 1, 945,983 candidates who took the examination nationwide, about 0.3 per cent were absent.
“The board has released 99 per cent of the outcomes of the candidates who took the examination from Saturday, March 14, to Saturday, March 22. Candidates are told to establish their outcomes by sending RESULT to 55019 and their outcomes may perhaps perhaps presumably be relayed to them.”
The board added that in spite of the initiate of the outcomes, it may most likely presumably evaluation the entire Shut Circuit Tv footages and diverse attach in technical gadgets for that that it’s seemingly you’ll keep in mind of examination misconduct.
“As section of its tradition, the board wouldn’t hesitate to withdraw the outcomes of candidates stumbled on to hold perpetrated any hold of examination malpractice,” it acknowledged.