Chairman of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos branch, Adesina Adedoyin, has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation to release the results of candidates who were not involved in any form of examination malpractices during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The NUT Chairman made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the results’ release should be for candidates who wrote the 2019 UTME and were found to be innocent, adding that JAMB should sieve the chaff from the grain as quickly as possible.
“The delay in releasing the results is going to affect the innocent students negatively. Those that did not cheat during the examinations should not be punished for the offences they did not commit.
“By the time JAMB will ask them to come and re-write the examination, they may not perform better as they did earlier,” he stated.
Adedoyin also alleged that those who supervised and those who conducted the examinations were part of the problem, wondering why the examination board could not apprehend those who cheated while the examinations were ongoing.
He also faulted JAMB’s policy and guidelines which stated that if the number of candidates that cheated in an examination was more than the number that failed, then the examination should be cancelled.
He condemned the policy that stated that another examination should be conducted in such a centre.
The NUT chairman stated that such policy was anti-people and should be abolished with immediate effect.
“If there was cheating as being alleged in the last UTME examination that adopted the CBT mode, despite the cameras and the software JAMB installed, then people will gradually be losing confidence in its efficiency,” he concluded.
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