2019 UTME: JAMB arrests over 50 Impersonators ‘professional examination writers’ nationwide
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board () on Monday said it has uncovered and arrested over 50 ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who specialized in writing examination for candidates for a fee.

The board’s weekly official bulletin, tagged: ‘JAMBULLETIN’, signed by JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this.

The board said it uncovered a group, it described as ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who specialises in writing examination for candidates for a fee.

According to the bulletin, as a result of the various intelligence gathering mechanism, the board was able to uncover and arrest over 50 of such fraudulent persons in centres spread across the country.

It noted that some of the suspects were Master’s Degree holders and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in the country.

According to the bulletin, these professional examination writers connived with some Computer Based Centre (BT) owners to perpetrate the crime by engaging in multiple registrations where by the finger prints of the actual candidates and their impersonators are captured side by side.

“The modus operandi of these UTME syndicates was confirmed when one of the kingpins was apprehended recently.

“On interrogation, he confessed to the multiple registration of his biometrics alongside other several potential candidates preparing to sit for the examination, in exchange for a huge sum of money.

“This development led to the decision of the board to revalidate all biometrics of candidates that have taken the board’s examination in recent times.

“This timely action will enable the board to not only fish out and dismantle this registration cartels and racketeers, but also bring them to book along with their collaborators,” it said.

The bulletin added that another startling discovery by the board was the fact that a substantial portion of the UTME application documents, was composed of the bogus registration.

It noted that the unwholesome application had the singular effect of inflating the total statistical data of candidates’ registration that amounted to over 30 per cent of the 1.8 million that registered for the UTME.

“The board in a bid to live up to its billings, has therefore resolved to set machinery in motion to effect the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in the unwholesome act, capable of subverting the sanctity of the entire examination process,” NAN reports.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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JAMB kicks against establishment of new universities

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Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (), has called on the Federal Government to place an embargo on the establishment of new universities.

Oloyede stated this during the 4th convocation lecture of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state this weekend.

The Registrar, in the board’s Weekly Bulletin released by JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said efforts should rather be geared towards developing existing universities in the country.

He said: “A situation where universities are only established to massage the ego of rich individuals and politicians is not healthy for educational development of the country as tertiary education is too crucial to be reduced to a commercial outfit for an ego-tripping venture.

“Since education is everybody’s business, all Nigerians should support the effort towards educational development.”

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Brig-Gen. Shu’aibu Ibrahim, the Director General (DG), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has advised the Batch B Corps members posted to Kano State to always be security conscious.

The DG gave the advice on Saturday when he inspected the corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Kusalla, Karaye Local Government area of the state, NAN reports.

According to him, the security and safety of the corps members were his major priorities as the NYSC DG.

He, therefore, called on them to always be security conscious in order to assist the scheme in ensuring the protection of their lives and property.

He also warned them to avoid traveling without seeking permission from the appropriate quarters, adding that they are no longer under their parents, but under the custody of the NYSC.

He said that the NYSC would not hesitate to punish any Corps member found guilty of traveling without the proper permission from both the NYSC and their employers.

The NYSC boss tasked the corps members to be good ambassadors of their parents and that of the scheme, urging them to shun any form of criminal activities, especially drug abuse, cultism and thuggery.

“I also want to remind you to strictly adhere to the scheme’s Act during your one year stay in Kano and whenever you have any issue, try to make enquiry for better verification.

“Make sure that during your stay at your host communities, you leave a good legacy that will benefit the people so that you can be remembered when you are no longer there,”he advised.

The NYSC DG also warned the Corps members to always give their correct information so as to avoid being victims of any circumstance in the future as some of them may engage in politics and the clearance from NYSC may be required.

The DG also called on them to take the ongoing skills acquisition programme in the camp very serious so that at the end of their service they can be self-reliant.

Ibrahim, while commending the NYSC Coordinatior in Kano, Alhaji Ladan Baba, said the aim of his inspection visit to various camps across the country was to ensure the wellbeing of the corps members and as well check the state of facilities in the camps to find a way forward.

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