Imo declared as the highest number with JAMB malpractice candidates 2020
Out of the 195 candidates accused of exam malpractice by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, 102 appeared for the exam in six states.
The states do not refer to the states of origin of the candidates, but to the states where they took the exam.
The examination board said in its weekly bulletin published Monday that of the 1,945,983 candidates who sat for the 2020 exam, prima facie cases of exam misconduct have been settled against 195 candidates.
The review of nominated candidates shows that Imo State has the highest turnout with 25 candidates taking the exam in the state. Imo is followed by Anambra, where 16 of the cheating candidates took the exam.
Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, each with 15 candidates, and Plateau with 13 candidates, complete the top six states with the highest number of cheating candidates.
On the other hand, the states of Bayelsa, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Taraba and Zamfara do not have candidates accused of bad test practices.
Adamawa, Gombe, Sokoto and Yobe states have only one candidate on the list. Benue, Delta and Kogi states each have two.
Analysis of this list also shows that bad practices were more prevalent in the south than in the north.
Southeast states alone have 71 combined candidates (36%). The Northeast has the lowest number with nine.
Then there are the candidates from the northwest states that numbered as many as 36, closely followed by the north-central states with 30 candidates.
The southwest region contributed 26 candidates to the group, while the south-south accounted for the second-lowest figure of 23.
For all this, the names were compared to a series of misconduct, the most common being the proxy exam with 89 candidates caught in the act.
In addition, 26 candidates were singled out for collusion to cheat; 24 for trying to cheat; 23 candidates smuggled mobile phones into the exam room; and a further 9 smuggled electronic devices into the examination room.
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