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JAMB holds supplementary exam for 490 candidates earlier suspended for malpractice

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JAMB registers over 1.8m candidates, says no date yet for 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted a supplementary examination for 490 candidates who were suspended for examination malpractices during the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

The candidates sat for the exam on Monday which held in JAMB CBT centre in Kogo, Abuja, JAMB Bayelsa State office, Yenagoa and JAMB National Headquarters in Bwari, Abuja.

According to the board’s weekly bulletin, “The board has conducted a supplementary examination for 490 candidates, who could not take their rescheduled examination. The candidates in 17 sessions under this category were identified. Some of the candidates were to sit in centres that were sanctioned by way of suspension owing to their lack of capacity while others were involved in examination infractions.”

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“An auxiliary examination was conducted on Monday, June 3. The board has noted the series of complaints by candidates and it will diligently investigate all cases of suspected infractions. It will continue to ensure that no candidate is unjustly sanctioned.”

“The board had maintained that it would rather allow fraudulent candidates to go free than punish one innocent candidate.

The board urged the public not to fall for fraudulent persons who parade fake results all over the town, saying, the board had a system that can check its results and was urging candidates with any result contrary to what was issued to come forward with such evidence.

By Babatunde Alao…

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