The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled results of two Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Abia State during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) over multiple cases of examination malpractices.
Okay Nigeria reports that the examination board disclosed this in its Weekly Bulletin released by Fabian Benjamin, Head of Information, on Monday.
JAMB stated that it took the decision after a serious review of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) recordings which exposed the irregularities conducted during the examination.
The spokesman in the bulletin listed the affected centres as Heritage and Infinity CBT centre and Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive School, Ugwunabo, Aba.
The bulletin read:
“By implication, all the results of all examination sessions starting from April 11, 2019 to 18 April, 2019 conducted by the board at these two centres were cancelled. What occasioned this drastic action by the board was the visual evidence derived from a careful review of the CCTV recordings by a panel of experts engaged by the board.
“However, in order not to unduly punish honest and hardworking candidates who found themselves attached to these two centres, the board magnanimously relocated all the candidates who had taken or were scheduled to take their examination in the two centres to other centres where they had subsequently taken their examinations.
“The board will continue to act decisively with regard to any irregularity discovered even after the results are released. However, the board has made it a point of duty to screen all activities at all centres via CCTV recordings before releasing the results to ensure that it does not release the results of compromised examinations.”
JAMB then apologised to candidates that didn’t indulge for inconveniencies they may have suffered and reaffirmed its commitment to providing equal opportunity to all candidates to articulate their hopes and aspirations.