By John Owen Nwachukwu

No fewer than 100 suspected examination cheats have to date been arrested by safety operatives throughout the nation in the course of the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated.

In its Weekly Bulletin launched in Abuja on Monday by its spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB stated the fraudsters have been engaged in a number of registrations to facilitate impersonation in the course of the examination.

The board famous that the act was inflating annual registration of the UTME train by as much as 30 per cent.

JAMB additionally stated that information out there to it confirmed that the unwholesome observe was prevalent in just about all of the states of the federation, together with Abuja.

Among the individuals arrested was a infamous cheat who had registered about 64 occasions in a bid to “ghost-write” for 64 candidates.

The examination physique stated the arrest of the culprits was made doable by the excellent and obligatory id checks performed on these taking the examination with a view to fishing out skilled ghost writers earlier than the release of the outcomes.

JAMB additionally stated that it had cancelled the outcomes of two Computer Based (CBT) centres in Abia over what it described as “widespread irregularities” in the course of the UTME.

The board gave the names of the CBT centres as Heritage and Infinity CBT centre and Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive School Ugwunabo, Aba, Abia State.

It stated the drastic motion was necessitated by the visible proof obtained from a cautious assessment of the CCTV recordings by a panel of consultants 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 had subsequently taken their examinations,” it stated.

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JAMB, nevertheless, apologised to harmless candidates concerned in the relocation for the inconveniences they could have suffered, reaffirming its dedication to offering equal alternative to all candidates to articulate their hopes and aspirations.

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The physique stated that each one the outcomes of the examination classes performed by the board in the 2 centres from April 11 to 18 have been null and void.

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