Prosecution of candidates that indulged in JAMB 2020 Malpractice Interrupted by the Pandemic
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that some of the candidates on the negligence list at UTME 2020 had already been prosecuted for crimes such as proxy examination, double registration, attempted deception, complicity to deceive, rebellious behavior and electronic contraband. device in the exam room.
However, he noted that the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the process.
Of the 195 candidates accused of negligence on the exam, 102 took the exam in six states (this does not refer to their home states, but to the states where they took the exam).
A review of the candidates named on the neglect list shows that Imo State has the highest turnout with 25 candidates taking the exam in the state.
Anambra had the second highest number of candidates on the list (16), while Enugu, Kaduna and Kano had 15 perpetrators each.
At the bottom of the list are Adamawa, Sokoto, Gombe, and Yobe, who only had one each. The FCT registered three criminals while Lagos had nine.
The five states not listed were: Kebbi, Niger, Taraba, Bayelsa, and Zamfara.
According to information provided by JAMB, the most common form of negligence on the part of candidates in the 2020 UTME is the proxy exam with 89 candidates caught in the act.
Additionally, 26 candidates were caught colluding 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 hall.
Other misconduct, according to JAMB, includes rebellious behavior that was directed against nine candidates; double registration by seven candidates; four candidates altered the exam documents; while three were accused of forced entry and one candidate was accused of falsifying vital documents.
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