The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, separated in tears on Saturday in Abuja, as he reported the arrival of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), led a couple of weeks prior.
The disclosure made amid the time of investigation of the examination focuses was remarkable, and the Registrar was profoundly stunned by the degree a few applicants went to consummate their duping in the examination.
Oloyede told columnists in Abuja that JAMB recognized a large number of impersonators that spent significant time recorded as a hard copy UTME for applicants, including the majority of the instructional exercise aces that likewise had some expertise in selecting proficient scholars for their hopefuls.
He said they use names straightforwardly or variations of the name or numerous enlistments. In Anambra State, two focuses enlisted a large number of mimicking hopefuls, and that prompted crossing out of the outcomes, and the CBT focuses delisted.
“We likewise followed the enlistment focuses and the PCs utilized, he stated, including that “Another element of pantomime was a pointless endeavor of overcoming the biometric catching of ten fingers that was presented in 2017.
The fraudsters figured they could beat the framework through ‘contributed fingers,’ where at least two people would utilize their fingers to enlist for applicants, believing that any of them would almost certainly compose for such competitors if the framework permitted it.
“Other models were in Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, where somebody’s unique mark was found in 42 man’s enlistment, and in Bauchi State University, Gadau, where one individual’s finger impression was followed to the enrollment of 64 applicants with the end goal of permitting any of the finger-contributing impersonators to get to the examination corridor.”
He said the Board went to the degree of connecting with the essential officers of the foundation in Azare, and “we valued the Council Chairman and Provost of the College whose collaboration prompted the admission of the guilty party that he contributed fingers in compliance with common decency.”
He said the admission, as awful as it seemed to be, is useful for the Board as, without it, there would have been questions about the exactness of the innovation sent to decide and identify the infraction.
He featured another case in Borno State where, in Nassara Computer Academy, Maiduguri, 233 competitors had one specific finger incorporated into each of their biometric enrollment.
He said that JAMB has tried of Special Task Force set up by the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), which helped JAMB colossally in following the guilty parties.