Five jailed as 123 face trial over exam malpractices – JAMB


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that five suspects arrested for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been jailed.

They are among a total of 123 persons arrested nationwide and currently facing trial over various offences related to that.

In its weekly bulletin published on Monday, JAMB said that the five jailed for periods between three months and two years. recalls that the 2019 UTME took place between 11th and 18th April in about 600 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide.

“Five persons who were involved in one form of exam malpractice in the just concluded 2019 UTME have been convicted,” the bulletin read.

“As of Sunday, three suspects from Zamfara State and two from Kebbi have been convicted for periods of three months 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.”

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Meanwhile, the examination body said the delayed release of the results was because it had to cross-check the biometrics of the close to 1.9 million candidates who wrote the exams.

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