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JAMB warns Nigerian institutions on admission fraud, to prosecute 200 UTME candidates

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday described as alarming the rate of admission frauds perpetrated in Nigerian institutions.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, spoke on the matter during a media briefing at the Board’s headquarters in Abuja.

Oloyede said over 400 candidates currently seeking admissions into institutions across the country were involved in frauds.

He added that some tertiary institutions were accomplices in the irregularities and condemned the influx of fraudulent Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in many parts of the country.

The JAMB chief said the board was looking at infractions associated with some CBTs, adding that some have up to 96 cases of irregularities.

He warned that any public institution that violates the Board’s directive on admissions would be treated as an accomplice and named publicly while private institutions could have their licenses withdrawn.

Oloyede said: “This year, we have over 400 people that were caught, where those who wrote the exams were different from those who applied.

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“We are waiting for the institutions to report the activities of fraudsters to us.

“200 of the candidates would be prosecuted, one from each state of the federation because JAMB does not have the resources to prosecute all the 400 candidates.

“This is because prosecuting a candidate would cost the board over N500,000.”

He urged the institutions to look inwards and monitor the activities of their Information Communication Technology (ICT) staff and warned candidates to desist from fraudulent changes on the JAMB portal.

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