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JAMB Arrests Father and Son for Impersonation


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that a father and his son, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in impersonation during the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known to newsmen shortly after monitoring the exam at the Kaduna State University CBT Centre, Kaduna, on Wednesday.

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“We have a case of a father impersonating his son, writing an examination for the son and I wonder, are you not destroying your son’s future?

“Of course, two of them are now in custody. I can’t understand what the father will now tell his son when they are both locked up in the same cell.

“This happened definitely not in Kaduna, but I don’t want to disclose the state.

He noted that at the end of the examination today, there would be less than 100,000 candidates remaining in Lagos, Benue and other states in the country.

While commending the conduct of the exam, the JAMB boss said that the improved technology made the exercise smoother and faster. However, he noted that one major issue experienced is impersonation. For instance, there are people with two NINs which has defeated the purpose of identity verification. He mentioned that the Board is going to take that up with NIMC.

Oloyede also used the opportunity to inform those who have missed the exam, for reasons not caused by the examination body, to forget about it, saying that JAMB cannot spend tens of millions of the nation’s resources to reorganise a session for a few candidates who missed the exams due to their personal recklessness.

“Most of those candidates who missed the UTME are students from hostels who were made to register through schools because of the money the schools want to collect from the parents in the name of JAMB.


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