An anonymous official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the Board may be forced to cancel half of the 2019 UTME results in some states because of the massive cheating recorded during the exam.
The JAMB official who spoke to Premium Time said all parts of the country took part in cheating.
Speaking about the manner with which candidates cheated during the exam that held between April 11 and 18, the official said the “fearless display of fraudulent tactics by some individuals including parents and centre owners, 2019 UTME” would leave many people dumbfounded, Premium Times reports.
“Those people, I trembled when I saw the magnitude of malpractice they perpetrated, in spite of the technological measures JAMB took. I don’t know what we can do again,” the source said.
“If you look at the CCTV camera recordings, you would now wonder whether these people thought we were just joking when we insisted on installation of CCTV cameras. I am sure they didn’t believe us because anybody that had believed us would not have tried what they tried in those places.”
JAMB also proposed reducing the number of private centres tagging them as 'significantly corrupt'.having no credibility, capacity and competence.
The source also said at least 50 percent of centers in some states would likely have their results cancelled.
This year, more than 100 persons were arrested nationwide by security operatives for engaging in one form of examination malpractice or the other, while more than 50 CBT centres were summarily suspended for allegedly aiding malpractice or over logistics challenges in 2019 UTME.