The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed the cancellation of results of the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from two Computer Based Test (CBT) centres over what it called “widespread irregularities”.
With this decision, all exams conducted at the centres between 11th and 18th April are said to be null and void.
It gave the names of the CBT centres as Heritage and Infinity CBT centre; and Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive School Ugwunabo , Aba, both in Abia State.
The examination body in its weekly bulletin released on Monday said the drastic action was necessitated by the visual evidence obtained from a careful review of the CCTV recordings by a panel of experts engaged by the Board.
“However, in order not to unduly punish honest and hardworking candidates who found themselves attached to these two centres, the board magnanimously relocated all the candidates who had taken or were scheduled to take their examination in the two centres to other centres where they subsequently took their examinations,” it said.
JAMB apologised to innocent candidates involved in the relocation for the inconveniences they may have suffered, reaffirming its commitment to providing equal opportunity to all candidates to articulate their hopes and aspirations.
In another development, the examination body disclosed that multiple registration may have inflated the number of registered candidates by 30%.
It cited the instance of a “notorious cheat” who allegedly registered 64 times for the exam to back this up.
EduCeleb.com reports that more than a hundred suspects have been arrested across the country as a result of various examination malpractices based on JAMB records. About forty CBT centres were also suspended while the examination held.