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Exam malpractices: JAMB hands 180 candidates to police for prosecution

No fewer than 180 candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination have been handed to the police for prosecution over alleged involvement in various examination malpractices.

According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, 70 per cent of the candidates have been arraigned by the police in various courts while others were still undergoing further investigation and would also face trial.

This was disclosed by JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.

Dr. Benjamin said the candidates were arrested across the country during the conduct of the examination that ended last Saturday.

The board had on Sunday published the names and states of some of the candidates fingered in examination malpractices in its weekly bulletin with Imo, Anambra and Enugu states topping the list with 26, 12 and 12 candidates respectively.

Some of their offences included; examination by proxy, attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others.

Other states on the list of malpractices included; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, and Osun.

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