The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has called on The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release the results of the candidates who were not involved in malpractices during the 2019 UTME examinations.
Concise News gathered that Adesina Adedoyin, who is chairman of Lagos State NUT, made this appeal while addressing the Press on Tuesday in Lagos.
According to the union, the examination body should sieve the chaff from the grain as quickly as possible.
Adedoyin said that the level of malpractice in the conduct of the 2019 UTME was as a result of the societal problems confronting the country, which included corruption.
“The delay in releasing the results is going to affect the innocent students negatively,” he said.
“Those that did not cheat during the examinations should not be punished for the offences they did not commit.
“By the time JAMB will ask them to come and re-write the examination, they may not perform better as they did earlier.”
He added; “To those who offered inducements then, it was a bad act; and to those who received, it was also a very bad act.
“They are parts of those creating problems for our system because they are part of the Nigeria society,” he said.
He, however, criticised JAMB’s policy and guidelines which stated that if the number of candidates that cheated in an examination was more than the number of candidates that failed, then the examination should be cancelled.
He also condemned the policy that stated that another examination should be conducted in such a centre.
The NUT chairman said that such a policy was anti-people and should be abolished.
“Unfortunately, there is nothing anybody can do since it is JAMB’s policy, but I must say that the policy is anti-people,” he added.
“The examination body should have sieved the chaff from the grain. It should have identified the culprits and bring them to book.”
Adedoyin said that if those found wanting would be allowed to rewrite the examinations, then the results of candidates who were innocent should be released.