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UTME: Stop patronising fraudsters, JAMB caution candidates

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The Register of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)’ Is-haq Oloyede, has cautioned candidates sitting for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations to stop giving their details to fraudsters.

Oloyede issued this warning when fielding questions from newsmen during the monitoring exercise at the JAMB Professional Centre in Bwari on Friday.

He said, “Today’s examination is very important to us because we have done so much engineering that we have been trying to do in the last seven years and we are only successful about it today for the first time.

“Those who are fraudsters, who are doing all sorts of things, they know they are in trouble because, for the first time, we are able to do certain things that we have been aspiring to do.

“We have found out that some of the candidates are giving their details to fraudsters, and fortunately, we thank the security agencies as they have been marvellously good to us.

“Almost all the persons that have been doing this (fraudulent activities) are already in their nets. I won’t want to mention the numbers but I’m very happy to tell you that they are in the nets.

“We thank the Inspector-General of Police, Director-General of the Department of State Services, Director-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, and the Nigerian Police Force National CyberCrime Centre.”

Oloyede noted that the examination is going on smoothly.

He applauded the public, especially parents for their smooth conduct, noting that parents usually constitute problems for students in previous exercises.

This is coming a day after the examination body threatened the arrest of any parent found near any of the examination centre during the exercise.

“Everything appears to be going well. We want to thank the public for heeding our advice because it appears everybody is doing what they are expected to do.

“Things will move smoothly if parents can keep away. They are the ones constituting problems for the students but you can see everything is going well,” he said.

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