JAMB 2019: JAMB arrests over 50 qualified exam writers
The joint Admissions and Matriculation board(jamb) on Monday supposed it has naked and arrested over 50 ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who focused in copy examination for candidates for a fee.
The board’s weekly legitimate bulletin, tagged: ‘JAMBULLETIN’, signed by JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in Lagos State.
The News organization of Nigeria reports that over 1.8 million candidates are estimated to be positioned for the board’s ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that commenced national on Thursday, April 11.
The stay believed it bare a sort described as ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who specialises in journalism examination for candidates for a fee.
According to the bulletin, as a answer of the a number of brainpower gathering mechanism, the go aboard was proficient to discover and arrest over 50 of such counterfeit people in centres range across the country.
It eminent that certain of the suspects were Master’s scale holders and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in the country.
According to the bulletin, these skilled examination writers connived more or less PC Based Centre owners to continue the crime by engaging in numerous registrations whereby the fingerprints of the concrete candidates and their impersonators are captured segment by side.
“This suitable action will allow the embark to not merely seek out and take apart this registration cartels and racketeers but and be the cause of them to order alongside with their collaborators,” it said.
The statement extra that a new startling discovery by the enter was the truth that a extensive portion of the UTME request documents, was calm of the bogus registration.
It celebrated that the disagreeable claim had the singular result of inflating the aggregate algebraic numbers of candidates’ registration that amounted to over 30 for each cent of the 1.8 million that registered for the 2019 UTME.
“The slat in a tender to live up to its billings has as a result resolved to resolute machinery in shift to make the arrest and prosecution of altogether individuals drawn in in the insalubrious act, skilled of subverting the purity of the full examination process,” the statement said.