JAMB To Punish Exams Cheats - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, January 11, 2021

JAMB To Punish Exams Cheats

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has vowed to  work closely with security agencies in the prosecution of any institution or candidate who breached its admission’s code of operations.

Also date for sales of forms for the Unified entrance examinations and direct entry forms  will be announced very soon.

Registrar of the board,Prof. Ishaq Oloyede announced this in its latest Weekly Bulletin made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

JAMB warned that  henceforth, stringent measures, including prosecution, would be taken against erring candidate or institution once a prima facie case has been established against them.

The board explained that the decision, is part of its resolution after the management meeting on the imperative of ridding the admissions process of unwholesome practices.

Oloyede added that  although the Central Admissions Process System had made the admission process transparent, fair and equitable, some stakeholders were, however, working hard to circumvent the system.

According to him“The board, with zero tolerance for corrupt acts, will not fold its arms and allow unscrupulous elements to drag it back"

“For the gains of CAPS’ initiative not to be eroded and to ensure that there are consequences for flouting government’s directive on complying with the process, the board has concluded all arrangements with relevant security agencies", he added

The JAMB Registrar warned that,“These agencies are ready to prosecute any stakeholder, candidate or admissions officers found wanting,’’ 

He added that one of the infractions observed, especially being committed by institutions, included the total jettisoning of CAPS.

Others, he said, were high-coercing of candidates to opt for other programmes, to give room for their favoured but low-scoring candidates and also offline admissions.

Oloyede described the acts as criminal, wicked and unacceptable, adding that those found aiding and abetting admissions irregularities would be prosecuted.

“There should be no debate about merit.

“Merit is merit and it is not negotiable; high-scoring candidates ought to be admitted first.’’

In a similar development, the board management said it had taken a holistic view of all outstanding processes to ensure the quick conclusion of the 2020 admissions.

It stated that CAPS had since been activated for private institutions, given their peculiarities, while the public institutions were mandated to follow suit.

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