JAMB Orders Police to Arrest More 200 Candidates Over Exam Malpractice

JAMB Orders Police to Arrest More 200 Candidates Over Exam Malpractice.  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has handed more candidates over to the police for prosecution over alleged involvement in various examination malpractices. Last week, JAMB released the names of 149 candidates with Imo, Anambra and Enugu states topping the list with 26, 12 and 12 candidates respectively.

Meanwhile, the number of suspects has risen to 195 with Imo, Anambra, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna states leading with 28, 16, 15, 15 and 15 cases respectively.

The offenses listed against the candidates included; examination by proxy, attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others.

Other states on the list of malpractices included; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, and Osun.

The JAMB Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said in an interview with our correspondent that the arrested candidates were with the police and arraignment had started.

He said, “They (the candidates) are with the police. So the police will prosecute them. We don’t have prosecuting powers. When the police start prosecution, they certainly get across to us. Most of them have even been arraigned. When the arraignment is concluded, we will give you a comprehensive report. When we get to a stage that is important for everyone to know, we will let you know. But some of them have already been arraigned by the police.”

JAMB Orders Police to Arrest More 200 Candidates

“As part of its tradition, the board would not hesitate to withdraw the results of candidates found to have perpetrated any form of examination malpractice,” JAMB said.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has just released an updated list of Names of candidates involved in Exam Malpractice for 2020 UTME.

The updated list now contains 195 candidates, whose names have been published. As time goes on, we believe this list will continue to grow as JAMB continues to review CCTV footages in all CBT centres from where the exams held. 

See the list of candidates below:

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Before now;  JAMB Hands Over 180 Candidates To Police For Prosecution Over UTME Exam Malpractice

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has handed about 180 candidates in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination to the police for prosecution over alleged involvement in various forms examination malpractices. This was disclosed by the JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin is in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.

According to him, 70 percent of the candidates have been arraigned by the police in various courts while others were still undergoing further investigation and would also face trial.

Dr. Benjamin said the candidates were arrested across the country during the conduct of the examination that ended last Saturday.

He said: “They are about 180 candidates. We arrested them all over the country. We are harmonising the list and following up on it to ensure that all of them are arraigned.

“Most of them have been arraigned already. 70 per cent of them have been arraigned already.

“They (the candidates) are with the police. So the police will prosecute them. We don’t have prosecuting powers. When the police start prosecution, they certainly get across to us.

“Most of them have even been arraigned. When the arraignment is concluded, we will give you a comprehensive report.

“When we get to a stage that is important for everyone to know, we will let you know. But some of them have already been arraigned by the police.”

Candidates Involved In UTME Exam Malpractice Will Forfeit Results – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the board is currently reviewing the Closed Circuit Television footage of its centres nationwide to discover possible cases of examination misconduct during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination and not hesitate to release more names of offenders after reviewing the CCTV footage.

The board also stated that as part of its tradition results of candidates found to have perpetrated any form of examination malpractice will be withdrawn.


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