The just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (JAMB) has ended but without the usual exam examination malpractices, from different centers in different states. However, over 180 candidates have been handed tothe police for prosecution over alleged involvement in various examination malpractices.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said 70 per cent of the candidates have been arraigned by the police in various courts while others were still undergoing further investigation and would also face trial.
JAMB’s Head of media and information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in an interview in Abuja. Dr. Benjamin said the candidates were arrested across the country during the conduct of the examination that just ended last Saturday
The board had on Sunday published the names andstates of some of the candidates fingered in the examination malpractices in its weekly bulletin with Imo, Anambra and Enugu states topping the list with 26,12 and 12 candidates respectively.
Some of their offences included; examination by proxy, attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others.
Other states on the of malpractices includes; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo,Oyo and Osun States.