JAMB warns candidates not to approach scammers to inflate scores

Despite complaints from some candidates who experienced technical problems during this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has maintained that it is not rescheduling the tests for any candidate. The testing body also warned candidates against scammers who aim to boost candidates’ scores on their UTME results. PREMIUM TIMES reported how technical problems affected candidates taking computer-based tests in Keffi, Nasarawa state; Lagos and Benin in Edo states. JAMB announced over the weekend the publication of the results of more than 1.7 million candidates who took the exam this year. In a statement from Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of protocol and public affairs, the board countered rumors that there are errors in the published results. The statement read in part: “UTME is a computer-based test that is scored electronically without any human mediation. “The baseless rumors circulating are nothing more than the products of the deceitful brains of the masterminds of these baseless accusations.” JAMB insisted that there is no room for error in its electronic scoring system nor does it plan to host another UTME. ALSO READ: JAMB releases UTME 2022 results The statement added: “This clarification was made necessary following reports of an alleged UTME rescheduling of a section of social media citing phantom bugs in the computer scoring system and an alleged apology from JAMB that another UTME would be organized. “The Board wishes to affirm that the report is not only false, mischievous, but also misleading and crafted out of frustration and the inability of these scam artists to deceive unsuspecting candidates due to the number of innovative strategies the Board has put in place. march to protect the candidates. ” Therefore, the Board advised candidates to take advantage of its user-friendly tips to assess their UTME 2022 results and other processes through regular visits to www.jamb.gov.ng. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; JAMB warns candidates not to approach scammers to inflate scores