The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said results for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are being delayed to “fish out” exam fraudsters and impersonators.
JAMB’s head of information, Fabian Benjamin, who stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja, said it was discovered that some candidates were engaged in various “illicit” registration acts during the 2019 UTME.
“We will release the results as soon as we finish checking the results to ensure that all those ones that we caught in various illicit registration acts are properly dealt with and those that we could not arrest are withheld,” said the JAMB spokesman.
“We will release the results when we finish doing our screening. We are screening the whole results. We don’t have the numbers now but we won’t release any result until we are sure of the whole thing.”
He said over 100 exam impersonators across the state have been arrested by the board, adding that efforts are ongoing to clamp down on more culprits before the 2019 UTME results are released.
“Though we may not be able to pick all of them because of logistics problem and the state but what we are doing now for those we could not pick who may have written the exam and gone, we are fishing them out through their results,” Benjamin said.
“We are picking them across the nation. As at today, we have picked up over a hundred candidates and we are still picking.”
The board had on Tuesday arrested two biological children of an accredited computer-based test (CBT) centre owner in Lagos, over alleged examination malpractice.