Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has assured students who sat for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that they would not be repeating the exercise, as the story of its server crashing was a mere speculation and not true.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, spokesman of the body, while reacting to speculations in some quarters that the examination would be repeated, because the server crashed, reason why the results were being delayed, dismissed it.
He said in a statement: ”We want to distance ourselves from such malicious and wicked rumours by fraudulent persons, as there is no truth in them. We did not issue any press statement concerning crashing of the server. All these are antics of desperate persons trying to cause panic and confusion among candidates and the general public.
”We are not going to succumb to such rumours as we remain focused on ensuring that we achieve what we have set out to do. After the examination, the board embarked on screening to determine any form of examination malpractice and infractions by both candidates and examination centres. This is what has been delaying the release of the results.
”What we are trying to do is to ensure that innocent persons are not punished, but I can assure you that we are going to punish all those found wanting. We appeal to Nigerians to believe in the board’s ability to rid criminal elements.
”We want to correct so many things might have been taken for granted in the past. When fraudulent individuals get away with their mischievous acts, it is because the society is in a hurry to run to a conclusion, not mindful of the fact that certain acts should be pursued painstakingly to a logical conclusion.
”I want to let you know that the board has secured the conviction of some UTME fraud suspects in Kebbi. Therefore, we equally want to seize this opportunity to thank the judiciary for doing a good job, as we urge others to key into what has been achieved in Kebbi in an effort to get rid of fraudulent persons and sanitise the system.”