Half of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results may be canceled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in some states due to malpractice.
And according to Premium Times, an official tied to the examination body, who requested anonymity to be able to discuss JAMB’s delay in releasing results, revealed that massive malpractice was recorded during the examination.
He said the “fearless display of fraudulent tactics by some individuals including parents and centre owners,” would leave many people shocked.
This news medium learned that Closed Circuit Television cameras were installed across the about 700 centres for the examination.
“Those people, I trembled when I saw the magnitude of malpractice they perpetrated, in spite of the technological measures JAMB took. I don’t know what we can do again,” Premium Times quotes the source as saying.
“If you look at the CCTV camera recordings, you would now wonder whether these people thought we were just joking when we insisted on installation of CCTV cameras. I am sure they didn’t believe us because anybody that had believed us would not have tried what they tried in those places.”
JAMB is being expected to announce the release of the 2019 UTME results this week.