Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:46 am
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates taking the ongoing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) not to fall prey to syndicates selling fake examination papers.
The JAMB Registrar warned that the syndicates have been going around with JAMB’s examination papers used in the 80’s claiming they are leaked questions being taken by candidates in the ongoing examination.
Oloyede who spoke during the monitoring of the ongoing UTME examination with Minister of State for Education Prof. Anthony Anwukah in Abuja said what the syndicates are doing is to take past question papers, redesign them by changing the dates and sell to candidates for as much as N200,000.
“This morning, somebody sent me questions. They call it Orijo and he bought it for N200,000 and when I saw it, it was our questions in 1984 and he just put 2017 on it and started selling it and people are buying it.
“They are just being wise. They went into the past questions of JAMB and just changed the heading.
“Somebody else called me and said he had all my questions. I asked him to send them to me and when I checked, I just laughed because none of that was in our questions. What people are just doing, they are making money because people are gullible.
“We appeal to people to do things according to the rules. No cutting of corners will work with JAMB and that is why many of the candidates who fell for such blackmail are disappointed.”
In the same vein, Oloyede said results of JAMB examination conducted on Saturday has already been released.
“The result of UTME has come out and the performance is not too bad. But we are sure that this is the performance now rather than thinking you can get result one way or the other.”
The JAMB Registrar added that the Board is making arrangements to transfer candidates at the two CBT centres in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State to University of Ilorin to write their examination.