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JAMB: Father arrested for impersonating son during UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has revealed that two suspects, a father and his son, were arrested for their alleged involvement in impersonation during the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

This was just as the Board added that no fewer than 1.94 million candidates sat for the 2024 examinations across the country.


Pic.2. Candidates for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board/Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination writing the 2017 Computer Based Test at the Global Distance Learning Institute in Abuja on Thursday (18/5/17).
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Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known to newsmen shortly after monitoring the exam at the Kaduna State University CBT Centre, Kaduna, on Wednesday.

The JAMB boss refrained from disclosing the identities of the father and his child, as well as the location of the reported malpractice.

He said, “For those who engage in cheating, they should know that it does not pay.

“The technology is helping us to check that.

“Across the country, most of the problems we have is impersonation. For instance, now, we say we have NIN, we now have cases of people with two NINs and therefore that has defeated the purpose of identity verification.

“We are going to take that up with NIMC that there are people who have two NINs.

“We have a case of a father impersonating his son, writing an examination for the son and I wonder, are you not destroying your son’s future?

“Of course, two of them are now in custody. I can’t understand what the father will now tell his son when they are both locked up in the same cell.

“This happened definitely not in Kaduna, but I don’t want to disclose the state.

“So, it is largely cases of impersonation, but we are ahead of them; we are just picking them up like chicken now because the facilities are there for us to see what they are doing and to pick them up.”

He noted that at the end of the examination today, there would be less than 100,000 candidates remaining in Lagos, Benue and other states in the country.



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