JAMB penalises four candidates for UTME Upgrade

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn results of four Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates.

The candidates are: Adah Eche with Registration Number 97512230IB, Taiwo Abisola Omowumi with Registration Number 97049254GG, Vincent Onyinyechi Prisca with Registration Number 96531098BC and Sofodun Afolasade Zainab with Registration Number 96634599GA.

According to Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Information, the four candidates were caught trying to upgrade their UTME scores.

He revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The Board therefore withdraws and invalidates the results of the four candidates found to have been involved in the illicit attempt to fake JAMB result.

“No effort would be spared in identifying and sanctioning any candidate who attempts to falsify results of JAMB-organised examinations (UTME and others) and whoever collaborates or patronizes such candidates would also face similar consequence.”

In addition, Benjamin said in the statement that Eche was arrested on Monday by the board for being in possession of a fake UTME result.

The candidate tried to his original UTME score of 153 to 290 with the help of a professional examination fraudster.

He was also working with the above name candidates to have their scores inflated as well.

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