3rd September, 2021
By Veronica Dariya
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), has vowed to expose candidates caught in fraudulent acts during the board’s UTME.
Oloyede stated this while speaking to newsmen on Friday.
He said more than 10 candidates had written to the board to complain about their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
He said that the candidates complained that their results were compromised, and demanded a review or restitution.
Meanwhile, the registrar said that the board would stop at nothing to expose candidates involved in fraudulent activities.
However, he noted that the act had continued to eat deep into the system. “Fraudsters have continued to be at the heart of examination malpractice in this sector but I assure you things are not being done like in the past again; we are in the days of technology.
“We have embedded into our systems materials that help us expose everything as it is. When allegations come like this, we ask for shreds of evidence from candidates and it is this same evidence we use to expose all the communication and transactions between JAMB and the candidates.
“What most of them do not know is that we have all records of our transactions with them. We are always ahead of them and we will not relent but continue to tackle them,’’ he said.
According to Oloyede, a candidate had, through his lawyer, threatened to sue JAMB N1 billion for sending him a fake UTME result.
It was alleged that he had written the UTME three times and his results were compromised.
The registrar, however, said that details of communication for 2021 UTME between the candidate and the board through the candidate’s “Query Portal’’ from a telecom provider, proved otherwise.
“Every text message sent by JAMB through any of the telecom providers has its signature on every message sent to the candidate.
“You can see that the only score recorded for this particular candidate is 265 and no any history of 380 or any other figure as alleged.
“We are also able to see results request, response, dates and time, all on the portal. So, if it is not from us, we would find out.
“The message he shows us stating his score was 380 has no JAMB signature. These are some of the strategies we have put in place to curb these forms of illicit acts,’’ the registrar said.
Thereafter, Oloyede said that the matter had been handed over to the police for further investigation.