- JAMB says it is verifying the credentials of applicants from 2009-2019 with the use of a new biometric software
- Fabian Benjamin, the head of the Media and Information office of JAMB, states that the probe which has already commenced will be completed in record time
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it has begun a probe of credentials of applicants from 2009-2019.
TVC News reports that Fabian Benjamin, the head of the media and information office of JAMB, on Monday, April 22, disclosed that the probe was being carried out with the aid of a new biometric software.
Benjamin said the implication is that persons found to have engaged in malpractice during the period under probe will have their certificates withdrawn even if they have graduated and participated in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
The JAMB official said the probe which had commenced would be completed in record time as the exam body due to the software being used to identify fake biometric data.
Detailing how the impersonation takes place, Benjamin said: "This is how they operate: My name is Fabian Benjamin but I will register as Abdullahi Musa and do exams for Abdullahi Musa but I will use my picture and my biometric data; only the name will be different.
“I will register as John David, as Austin Steven. I will register in the name of anyone that pays me, do exams for that person but I will use my picture. What this means is that when I get into the hall, the biometric data verification will allow me to enter but I will do the exam for someone else.
He said the person whom exams were taken on his behalf would get into university undetected because universities don’t use the pictures of JAMB during admissions.
In another report, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has described as fake, a trending report that scores of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are being reduced.
The board in a statement signed by its head of media and publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, April 22, said the report was false.
Legit.ng gathers that the report had claimed that scores of candidates who sat for the UTME and were found wanting by the board were being reduced by 100 marks.
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