The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) said any candidates found to be involved in any form of exam malpractice in the 2019’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will have his or her result cancelled instead of deduction of marks as being speculated by the media.
JAMB To Cancel the Results of 2019 UTME Candidates That Cheated
The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Sunday, 21st April, 2019 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Dr. Fabian stated that the rumors that the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board was deducting marks from the scores of candidates with proven cases of malpractice is false.
According to Fabian, once any evidence of malpractice has been established against any candidate, the UTME result of such candidates will be cancelled out-rightly.
He further went on to say that if the board establish any case of infraction or examination malpractice in any centre too, such centre will be shut down and the entire results of candidates who wrote in that centre from the commencement of the examination, which was April 11 to the end will automatically be cancelled.
He added that the affected candidates in such centres will be rescheduled immediately for the examination in another centre as was the case in some centres in Abia State.
He added that the JAMB Board made several arrests of persons caught trying to undermine the integrity of the examination and process while it lasted, just like it shut down centres that fell short of standards.
Dr. Fabian said that the Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led JAMB has zero tolerance for any form of corruption, which includes examination malpractice.
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