The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied the rumour circulating in social media, that the board made a deduction of 100 marks in candidates’ scores.
The Head of JAMB Information and Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, denied the reports in a statement in Abuja and advised candidates to disregard the rumour.
According to Benjamin, the rumour is false, devilish and a ploy to cause disaffection among candidates who participated in the 2017 UTME. He said,
“It is no longer news that all our centres have CCTV camera and we have watched all proceedings at the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the nation.
“Those involved in any infraction will be sanctioned in accordance with the provision of the Examination Malpractice Act.
“The board has not deducted any marks from any candidate and is not contemplating doing that as it is not a condition for sanction in any of the provisions of the law against malpractice.
“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading information to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud them”.
He also added that the 2017 UTME had so far been conducted for 1,698,835 candidates and that the remaining 19950 would sit for the examination on Saturday, May 20, which was going to be the final day of the examination.
Speaking on other rumours, Benjamin said that report that candidates, who could not check their results because they owed JAMB some money, was also false.
He advised the UTME candidates not to pay any money to anybody as JAMB does not require any extra fee for result checking.
He advised candidates to login to their dashboard on the JAMB portal to check the result with their registration number or with email address to print.
He urged candidates with any challenge not to hesitate to contact the board or check the organisation’s Website for detailed information and numbers for enquiries.