JAMB Speaks On Alleged Reduction of Candidates' Scores






The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has described as a falsehood the alleged reduction of candidates' scores who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2019.


The board made the statement known as signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, said the report was false.


The report had claimed that scores of candidates who sat for the UTME and were found questionable by the board and are being reduced by 100 marks.


JAMB said that an investigation carried out discovered that the fake news emanated from a gang who coordinated from a town called Igarra in Edo state with affiliates in Lagos and other states.


“A gang being coordinated from a town called Igarra in Edo State with affiliates in Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Abia, Anambra and Plateau states are circulating fake notice of impending reduction of UTME scores. This is with intent to extort and defraud parents and candidates.


“Candidates results would be received on their registered cell phones as soon as the on going scrutiny of the examination centers are completed and publicly announced.


“Only the fraudulent candidates or parents stand being defrauded on this matter,” the board said.

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