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UTME: 5 Jailed, 123 Facing Trial For Exam Malpractice – JAMB

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB. Photo: Punch
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB. Photo: Punch

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that five suspects arrested for their involvement in examination malpractice and corruption during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been imprisoned for periods between three months and two years.

JAMB made this known in its weekly bulletin on Sunday, also stating that 123 other suspects were awaiting trial across the country.

According to reports, the 2019 UTME took place between April 11 and April 18, 2019 in 698 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centers across the country.

“Five persons who were involved in one form of exam malpractice in the just concluded 2019 UTME have been convicted. As of Sunday, three suspects from Zamfara state and two from Kebbi state have been convicted for periods of three to two years.

“No fewer than 123 suspects are standing trial in various courts on one form of infraction or the other. With the conviction of the five suspects, the board urges the judiciary to continue on this path and to ensure that all suspects arraigned with sufficient facts are convicted,” the bulletin stated.

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