The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday mentioned it has uncovered and arrested over 50 ‘Skilled Examination Writers’ who specialised in writing examination for candidates for a charge.
The board’s weekly official bulletin, tagged: ‘JAMBULLETIN’, signed by JAMB’s Head, Media and Info, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this.
The board mentioned it uncovered a gaggle, it described as ‘Skilled Examination Writers’ who specialises in writing examination for candidates for a charge.
In keeping with the bulletin, on account of the varied intelligence gathering mechanism, the board was in a position to uncover and arrest over 50 of such fraudulent individuals in centres unfold throughout the nation.
It famous that a number of the suspects have been Grasp’s Diploma holders and undergraduates of tertiary establishments within the nation.
In keeping with the bulletin, these skilled examination writers connived some Laptop Based mostly Centre (BT) house owners to perpetrate the crime by participating in a number of registrations the place by the finger prints of the particular candidates and their impersonators are captured aspect by aspect.
“The modus operandi of those UTME syndicates was confirmed when one of many kingpins was apprehended not too long ago.
“On interrogation, he confessed to the a number of registration of his biometrics alongside different a number of potential candidates making ready to sit down for the examination, in trade for an enormous sum of cash.
“This improvement led to the choice of the board to revalidate all biometrics of candidates which have taken the board’s examination in latest occasions.
“This well timed motion will allow the board to not solely fish out and dismantle this registration cartels and racketeers, but additionally deliver them to ebook together with their collaborators,” it mentioned.
The bulletin added that one other startling discovery by the board was the truth that a considerable portion of the UTME software paperwork, was composed of the bogus registration.
It famous that the unwholesome software had the singular impact of inflating the overall statistical information of candidates’ registration that amounted to over 30 per cent of the 1.eight million that registered for the 2019 UTME.
“The board in a bid to stay as much as its billings, has subsequently resolved to set equipment in movement to impact the arrest and prosecution of all these concerned within the unwholesome act, able to subverting the sanctity of your entire examination course of,” NAN experiences.