Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB

UTME: JAMB warns candidates, parents against fraudsters

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Sensing the danger of falling prey to dubious characters attempting to convince unwary examination candidates to dishonestly call for an upgrade of their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates and parents to be wary of fraudsters calling for the upgrade of scores for this year’s UTME.

JAMB gave the warning through its anti-corruption and transparency unit (ACTU), and stated that score upgrade has never been done before.

The examination regulatory body said that the Board would not condone it.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media and Information, in JAMB’s weekly bulletin Sunday, April 12, in Abuja, FCT, noted that the call for score upgrade remains a scam used by fraudsters to defraud candidates and their parents.

The Board advised candidates and their parents against such act, adding that parents/candidates should be ready to face the full wrath of the law when caught.

It reads: “The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board wishes to advise parents, guardians and candidates in particular that there is nothing called ‘JAMB score upgrade.’

“This has never existed and will never be condoned by the board.

“Parents/guardians and candidates alike are to note that the so-called score upgrade is simply a scam perpetrated by fraudsters to deceive unsuspecting and gullible candidates, their parents or their guardians as the case may be.

“Therefore, any parent/guardian/ candidate that gets himself/herself involved in such a fraudulent act is doing so at his/her own peril and should be ready to face the full wrath of the law when caught.”

Meanwhile, the board has directed candidates with any challenge or complaint arising from the UTME to its ticketing platform.

The Board noted that such complaint or enquiries would be addressed through the ticketing system.

Meanwhile, JAMB said it had resolved 4,000 cases since the Federal Government ordered a lockdown of Lagos, Ogun States, and Abuja, FCT.

The Board said its workers had been attending to candidates’ complaints from home since the lockdown.

The printing of original results slips and changing of programmes and institution would resume once the lockdown is lifted by the government, it stated.

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