JAMB denies rumour of marks deduction in UTME

– The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB has debunked rumour of mark deduction this year UTME

– The JAMB Head of Information and Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin advised candidates to disregard such rumour

– He said Computer Based Test (CBT) centres involved in any infraction will be sanctioned in accordance with the provision of the Examination Malpractice Act

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday May 19 denied rumour of deductions in candidates’ marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The examination body advised the candidates to disregard the rumour, according to Vanguard.

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plusmilang.com gathered that Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head of JAMB Information and Media, denied the reports in a statement in Abuja. According to Benjamin, the rumour is false, devilish and a ploy to cause disaffection among candidates who participated in the 2017 UTME.

“It is no longer news that all our centres have CCTV camera and we have watched all proceedings at the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the nation.

“ Those involved in any infraction will be sanctioned in accordance with the provision of the Examination Malpractice Act.

plusmilang.com had previously reported that JAMB allegedly deducted 100 marks from a guy who was caught cheating during examination. But Benjamin said: “The board has not deducted any marks from any candidate and is not contemplating doing that as it is not a condition for sanction in any of the provisions of the law against malpractice.

“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading information to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud them”.

Benjamin said that the examinations had so far been conducted for 1,698,835 candidates and that the remaining 19950 would sit for the examination on Saturday, May 20. He said that the board would conclude the ongoing examination on Saturday, May 20, and examination results were being released for candidates to check, except on Friday and Saturday.

Benjamin said that report that candidates, who could not check their results because they owed JAMB some money, was also false. He advised candidates not to pay any money to anybody as their results had already been sent to their mails and on the JAMB website: http://www.jamb.org.ng.

Benjamin advised candidates to login to check the result with their registration number or with email address to print. He urged candidates with any challenge not to hesitate to contact the board or check the organisation’s website for detailed information and numbers for enquiries.

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