Oloyede decries the poor performance of students from the results of Saturday’s UTME

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[Abuja]–The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has decried the poor performance of students from the results of Saturday’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Oloyede spoke to newsmen while on a visit to Digital Bridge Institute, Global Learning Institute, Sascon International School and the JAMB CBT Centre in Kogo, Bwari.

He further warned candidates against falling victims to fraudsters, who claim to have prepared answers to the examination questions being conducted by JAMB.

He said some candidates had fallen for the trick, paying huge sums of money to purchase the question papers only to be disappointed on the examination day.

“This morning, somebody sent me questions. They call it Orijo and he bought it for N200,000 and when I saw it, it was our questions in 1984 and he just put 2017 on it and started selling it and people are buying it.

“So, if people are corrupt, I won’t have any sympathy if they are duped by corrupt people like themselves. They are just being wise. They went into the past questions of JAMB and just changed the heading.

“Somebody else called me and said he had all my questions. I asked him to send them to me and when I checked, I just laughed because none of that was in our questions. What people are just doing, they are making money because people are gullible.

“We appeal to people to do things according to the rules. No cutting of corners will work with JAMB and that is why many of the candidates who fell for such blackmail are disappointed,” added.

The Registrar also hinted that arrangements are being made by the board to transfer its candidates at the two CBT centres in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State to University of Ilorin to write their examination.

He said about 440,000 candidates out of the 1.7 million that registered for the UTME sat for the examination on the second day.

Oloyede added that the examinations would end in Bauchi, Abia, Niger states and some other states yesterday.

The JAMB registrar added that the UTME would continue in Kebbi, Lagos, Oyo and some other states.




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