JAMB denies rumour of marks deduction in UTME

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17). 02637/13/5/2017/Idowu Gabriel/HB/NAN

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday denied deducting candidates’ marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

It advised the candidates to disregard the rumour.

Fabian Benjamin, the head of JAMB Information and Media, denied the reports in a statement in Abuja.

According to Mr. Benjamin, the rumour is false, devilish and a ploy to cause disaffection among candidates who participated in the 2017 UTME.

“It is no longer news that all our centres have CCTV camera and we have watched all proceedings at the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the nation.

“Those involved in any infraction will be sanctioned in accordance with the provision of the Examination Malpractice Act.

“The board has not deducted any marks from any candidate and is not contemplating doing that as it is not a condition for sanction in any of the provisions of the law against malpractice.

“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading information to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud them.”

Mr. Benjamin said the examinations had so far been conducted for 1,698,835 candidates and that the remaining 19950 would sit for the examination on Saturday, May 20.

He said the board would conclude the ongoing examination on Saturday, May 20, and examination results were being released for candidates to check, except on Friday and Saturday.

Mr. Benjamin said that report that some candidates could not check their results because they owed JAMB some money, was also false.

He advised candidates not to pay any money to anybody as their results had already been sent to their mails and on the JAMB website: http://www.jamb.org.ng

Mr. Benjamin advised candidates to login to check the result with their registration number or with email address to print.

He urged candidates with any challenge not to hesitate to contact the board or check the organisation’s Website for detailed information and numbers for enquiries.

(NAN)


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  • Otile

    If they did not deduct marks why did so many bright candidates from SE SS fail? This people cannot continue to keep our people down. We are not taking away anything from the North and SW who are leading Nigeria into economic ruins. A bright is a bright person no matter how you try to mark him down.

    • omobabalemomu

      Shut up. Go and prepare for next JAMB oloshi.

      • Otile

        Your advice is for your god, Imam Mohamed Buhari.

  • Umar Usman Attor

    Many students failed this examination and its unfair, after all the stress they went through cos among 100%, 80% failed. WHY IS IT SO? this is injustice to Nigerians Thank you.

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