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JAMB Introduces New Measures To Detect Cheating In Exams Nationwide

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has come up with a new method of detecting malpractice in the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

JAMB registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, said yesterday that measures had been taken to detect malpractices nationwide.

He revealed that the anti-cheating measures would also be used to spot examinations officials involved in unprofessional conduct, no matter how highly placed.

Prof. Oloyede was speaking at a meeting with owners of computer-based test facilities in Abuja.

According to him, the common fraud of multiple registrations by UTME candidates over the years had be detected and curtailed while measures were being adopted to prevent further cheating in exams.

He further explained that candidates that jot answers on papers, clothes or body would be easily caught and if the answers were similar to the questions, the board would carry out an official inquiry to determine the involvement of examination officers or otherwise with a view to prosecuting those found responsible.

He called on the proprietors of Computer-Based Test, CBT, centers to keep to instructions and make plans to ensure that internet facilities and services were intact during the examinations.

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