JAMB debunks report of lady getting UTME score without writing exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has debunked the claim by an unidentified lady in a viral report alleging that she got a Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME score without sitting for the examination.

It was earlier reported that one Gozie raised an alarm on Facebook alleging that a lady who did not sit for the UTME examination got her scores.

Gozie had alleged that the yet to be identified candidate was supposed to take the exam at 7 am, but all the systems at her centre were faulty, however, she still somehow got scores from JAMB.

But in a statement issued on Tuesday, JAMB spokesman, Fabian Benjamin said the report was fake, and a ‘malicious and a calculated attempt’ to undermine the integrity of the Board.

The exam body revealed that it conducted an investigation and discovered the report to be the work of mischief makers, so it urged the general public to disregard “such irresponsible publications”.

The statement reads; “In investigating some of these allegations, the board discovered that some of these mischief makers copy results sent to other candidates, edit the details sent to themselves and then parade this as emanating from the board.

“The board challenges any candidate, parent or anybody with such a claim or information to prove it wrong by coming forward with the details of such claims and the phone number with which such results were conveyed.

“The attitude of these mischief makers would only propel the Board to further tighten the process of checking its results to make it more personalized and sure would be stringent when it should actually be a simple and straightforward exercise.

“The board reiterated that neither its results nor any of its processes have been compromised. Hence, it will continue to protect the integrity of its systems against such malicious actors, who are hell-bent on creating confusion where none existed”.