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JAMB: More than 10,000 candidates cheated in Anambra

Ms. Lynda Nwachukwu, Coordinator of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Anambra State, revealed on Saturday that more than 10,000 candidates were caught for examination malpractices in the UTME, held between May 13 and May 20 across 642 centres nationwide.

Ms. Nwachukwu who spoke to NAN in Awka said that the examination was successful while the caught candidates were handed over to the appropriate authority.

“There was no disruption of the exercise in any of the examination centres,’’ she said.

Some parents in the state complained about the system failure experienced by their children.

A parent, Eucharia Okonkwo, said her daughter told her she did not finish her exam due to faulty computer and network failure at the St Mary’s High School Ifite-Dunu centre.

Mose Mojekeh, Head, Department of Marketing at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University urged JAMB to collect the details of affected candidates and conduct examination for them as the disruption could hinder them from gaining admissions to tertiary institutions.

Mojekeh condemned the practice of sending JAMB supervisors officials from saying, “Experience has shown that such officials do not care much about the candidates when problems arise, as they leave them to their fate,’’ he said.


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