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See how JAMB threatens to penalise thos who cheated in 2017 UTME

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says it will watch
recordings of proceedings in its Closed Circuit Camera Televisions,
CCTVs, during the just-concluded Universal Tertiary Matriculation
Examination, UTME.

board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, said in a
statement on Sunday in Lagos that such would enable it to detect places
where examination malpractices actually occurred.
According to
Benjamin, where there is any semblance of irregularities, the board will
not hesitate to do the needful, that is, sanction the cheats.

who know they were involved in any acts inimical to our examination
ethics should not celebrate as their inglorious days of punishment will
soon surface.
“Again, we want to seize this opportunity to debunk
messages being circulated by those who do not wish our education well
that the Senate has passed a bill urging the board to add extra 40 marks
to candidates.

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“There is no bill anywhere, not even a motion has
been tabled before the two chambers of the National Assembly on the
board’s 2017 UTME performance,” the statement made available to the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said.

“The board wants to state for the
umpteenth time that our examination is not a ‘fail pass’ examination; it
is a selection examination, so, it can never be said that there is mass
“It will be absolutely wrong for mischief makers to
begin to analyse an examination that has just been concluded without
even looking at the overall result.

urge candidates to disregard all funny connotations online on their
results as the board will not contemplate doing all that is being
speculated as that will negate the ethics of an examination body as
critical as JAMB.”
It added that the board’s major concern had
always been to ensure that cheating during and after examination were
reduced to zero level, and this, he said, the board had substantially
It also noted that in order to ensure that the 2017 UTME
met international best standards of transparency, the registrar had
constituted a taskforce with the mandate to examine the entire conduct
of the examination
The statement said the taskforce was expected
to look at the fortification processes done by the board, identify
loopholes in various centres if any and consider cases that would
require urgent action, especially those involving candidates.
to the statement, the taskforce is also expected to investigate
malpractice cases and recommend likely sanctions in accordance with the
provisions of the Examination Malpractice Act.
“One of the likely
benefits of this taskforce which has renowned scholars and management
staff is to ensure that it identified challenges to be addressed so that
they don’t occur subsequently.
“The board is determined to ensure
equity and fairness to all candidates and will not hesitate to allow
the weight of the law to deal with whoever is involved in any
infraction,’’ it said. (NAN)

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