Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

By Oladapo Okeowo with agency report

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday said more than 10,000 candidates were caught in various acts of examination malpractices in the on-going UTME in Anambra state.

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The culprits were thereafter handed over to the appropriate authority.

This was disclosed by the Board’s state coordinator, Lydia Nwachukwu.

She said the examination, which took place from May 13 to May 20 held in 28 centres in the state

“There was no disruption of the exercise in any of the examination centres,’’ she said.

The coordinator said most of the candidates adhered strictly to the requirements of the examination.

However, there were still pockets of complaints from both the candidates and the parents of cases of system failure in some of the CBT centres used. This, they said, handicapped the candidates and in some cases, stopped them from completing the examination.

JAMB was advised to look into this and to avoid this type of technical glitches which adversely affect the performance of the candidates.

According to NAN,  Dr Mose Mojekeh, Head, Department of Marketing at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, said system failures during the UTME is not acceptable.

According to him, the hiccups could potentially deny young people from Anambra state university admission.

Mojekeh advised JAMB to urgently collate the number of candidates affected and set another examination for them.