Varsity admissions: 90% of A’ Level results candidates present fake — JAMB
THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said yesterday its assessment has shown that more than 90 per cent of A’ Level results presented by candidates to gain admission into universities were fake.
The examination body said its focus on developments around the Interim Joint Matriculation Board, IJMB, and the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board, JUPEB, has resulted in the arrest of over 47 proprietors and lecturers of schools running the programmes in the last one year.
To curb the development, the board said through its Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has approved the establishment of what he described as Advanced Level (A Level) Certificates Data Bank in the country.
Oloyede spoke through his representative and JAMB’s Director, Legal Services, Dr Abdul Wahab Oyedokun, at the opening session of a three-day workshop for Public Relations’ staff of JAMB.
At the workshop, organised by JAMB, in collaboration with Premium Times Academy, with the theme, “Media, Publicity and Public Relations in the modern age,” Oloyede said the board had taken several measures to ensure total sanity in its examination processes.
While listing some of the measures to include deployment of sophisticated biometrics technology to curb multiple registration in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, Oloyede said the board had taken another major step to put an end to use of fake A-Level certificates to secure admission.