Examination malpractice: Man caught writing his son’s jamb examination
Man caught writing his son's jamb examination

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cautioned that it has upgraded its technology to detect any form of examination misconduct.

The warning came after an incident where a father was caught writing the exams for his son during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Speaking in Kaduna, JAMB Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who inspected the UTME centers there, expressed satisfaction with the 2024 examination, which saw 1.94 million students participating.

However, he expressed concern about a few cases of impersonation and individuals having multiple National Identity Numbers (NIN), which undermines the identity verification process. He mentioned that such cases would be addressed with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

Regarding cheating, he emphasized that it doesn't benefit anyone, as the technology is now more effective in detecting malpractice. He cited a case where a father was impersonating his son during the exam, leading to both being arrested. He stressed the importance of maintaining integrity in the examination process.

He also mentioned challenges faced, such as candidates missing the UTME due to logistical issues like overcrowded transportation arranged by schools. He highlighted the need for support from highly populated states like Lagos to establish more mega CBT centers to ease the examination process.

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