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JAMB Withdraws UTME Results Of Four Candidates Over Attempted Fake Result

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results of four candidates.

The candidates include: 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.

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JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

He said the candidates were involved in attempted fake JAMB result.

“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 patronises 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.

According to JAMB, apart from being in possession of a fake UTME result, he was also working with the above- named candidates to have their scores inflated as well.

Meanwhile, the board said it had released the results of 3, 736 who have been cleared of any infraction.

JAMB releases 3,736 withheld results after physical verification

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday released the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results of 3736 candidates after the board had invited them to come for physical verification and prove that they were not involved in malpractices.

Our correspondent learnt that the affected candidates had been asked last Monday to come to the JAMB offices in Abuja, Delta, Gombe, Oyo, Kwara, Kaduna, Lagos and Imo where they were interviewed by the Intelligence Committee of the Board.

However, four candidates were discovered by the board to indulged in malpractices ranging from inflating their scores to cheating and therefore had their results withdrawn.

According to JAMB, they are candidates with registration number 97512230IB,  97049254GG, 96531098BC and 96634599GA.

The JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who confirmed these developments, said the board would not spare efforts in identifying and sanctioning any candidate who attempted to falsify UTME.

He said, “It may be recalled that during the release of the 2019 UTME results on Saturday, 11th May, 2019, the Board had explained among others that; one, post-examination discovery of serious infractions may lead to withdrawal of any released result.

“Two, a number of candidates’ results were withheld for further verification and anyone not deeply implicated would have his or her result processed.

“There were, however, some that needed further direct interaction and interview to establish clearly whether they were culpable or not. Candidates in this category were invited to appear in eight centres across the country.

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“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.”

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