The Joint Admission Matriculation Board has release names of 149 2020 UTME candidates that engage in examination malpractice during the conduct of 2020 UTME examination.
He went further to state that the names has been published online.
The offences included: tampering with examination documents, smuggling of electronic devices phones into the examination halls, examination by proxy, attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, connivance to cheat, double registration, smuggled electronic device into examination hall, unruly behaviour, and faking of vital document.
“Examination Infraction in the UTME is declining with the 2020 experience. However, out of the 1,945,983 million candidates who sat the examination, prima facie cases of examination misconduct have been made against the following 149 candidates,” JAMB said.
“The board has successfully concluded the conduct of the 2020 UTME. The examination was concluded in most states on Thursday, March 19. Also, 10 other states completed on Saturday, March 21, while Bayelsa with only four approved Computer-Based Test centres after a number of the centres have been delisted for one infraction or the other had to complete its examination on Sunday based on an understanding with stakeholders in Bayelsa not to extend the examination beyond Sunday.
“The examination earlier scheduled for Monday was then shifted to Sunday to be conducted in the four centres. Out of 1, 945,983 candidates who took the examination nationwide, about 0.3 per cent were absent.
“The board has released 99 per cent of the results of the candidates who took the examination from Saturday, March 14, to Saturday, March 22. Candidates are advised to check their results by sending RESULT to 55019 and their results would be relayed to them.”
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