As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, launched the outcomes of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, a 15-year-old boy from Abia State emerged the most effective candidate by scoring 347 marks thought of because the highest by the board.

Similarly, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State got here second by scoring 346 marks simply as a 17-year-old from Osun State trailed behind with 345, thought of by the board because the third finest outcome within the 2019 UTME.

But the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who introduced this at a media briefing, Saturday, nevertheless, mentioned the most effective candidate might not be admitted within the University of Lagos, which he selected as his first alternative due to age. He gave the names of the three finest candidates as Ekene Franklin;Igban Emmanuel Chidiebube and Oluwo Isaac Olamilekan Oloyede didn’t disclose the meant programs of the most effective performing college students. Oloyede insisted that though the most effective scored candidate utilized as an undergraduate on the University of Lagos, he could not get admitted on account of being under-aged.

Franklin was adopted by Emmanuel Chidiebube from Abia state, aged 16, who got here second with 346 factors, whereas Isaac Olanilekon who utilized to check at Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) got here third, scoring 345.

According to the examination physique, among the pranks which candidates deployed to undermine the method included, a number of registration, impersonation, deliberate distruption of the examination course of, manipulation of biometrics, collusion of some personal CBT centres with dad and mom, syndicate of closed centres in addition to extortion of candidates.

He defined that these infractions accounted for the delays in releasing the outcomes, noting that the company has been taking pains to display the candidates biometric details with a view to uncovering these who engaged in a number of registration.

Oloyede whereas giving a breakdown of the outcomes, mentioned some college students registered 42 instances utilizing similar finger prints, a number of names in a specific centre however the biometric verification system deployed by the board uncovered their identification and facilitated their arrest.

“Some of the methods deployed to compromise the integrity of the examination had been a number of registration. “It can be recalled that JAMB had cautioned within the media that no candidate ought to register greater than as soon as and that a number of registrations adversely have an effect on knowledge which affect negatively on training planning within the nation.

“We went additional to announce that any candidate who needs to achieve admission via Direct Entry and had registered for UTME needn’t apply for DE individually however use the chance of an improve to the DE standing without charge with out having to register greater than as soon as. Double registrations led to the cancellation of some outcomes final year however we realised that this year not solely double registrations but in addition a number of registrations had been recorded.

“Someone as an example registered as many as 23 instances for only a single examination! the muse of examination malpractice is laid on the level of registration with the energetic connivance of some CBT centre homeowners who allowed themselves to be infiltrated by these who parade themselves as homeowners of educational courses.

“Unfortunately, some elite institutions that charge exorbitant fees, which they had made the parents part with in the name of secondary education, became active in the procurement of ‘best results’ for their students at all costs. These characters have permeated the system such that it is Herculean to confront and dislodge them. When one of the examination bodies recently decided that one category of teachers would not supervise its public examinations, all hell was let loose. However, the truth of the matter is that the body is correct in its resolve”.

Lamenting how candidates now have interaction in impersonation, the JAMB Boss mentioned, “within the 2019 UTME, we had been capable of determine a lot of impersonators who have been writing UTME for candidates. Most of the tutorial masters specialise in recruiting such skilled writers for the candidates.

“They accomplish that through the use of the names instantly or variants of the identify or by a number of registrations. An instance is Anambra State the place two centres registered a lot of impersonating candidates. (PICTURE) In such instances, the outcomes of the candidates have been cancelled and the CBT centres delisted.

“We have also tracked the registration centres and the computers used. In cases where we were able to ascertain the culpability of the centres, we delisted them. Where we have doubts, our principle is that we would rather allow 10 criminals to go scot-free than allow an innocent person to be unjustly punished”.

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