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JAMB Vows To Fish Out Cheats And Impersonators 

Margaret Solace

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced its decision to fish out impersonators and culprits of exam malpractice.

The announcement was made known by the board in its weekly bulletin, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. The board is set to carry out a reconfirmation of biometrics exercise of all candidates that participated in this year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

According to the examination body, the move was made as a result of the huge number of applications it received with the sole aim of perfecting fraudulent examination acts that aided impersonation during the examination exercise.

The board further stated in its release that the rise in the complaints relating to name, state of origin, local government, gender, date of birth and other registration parameters pointed in the direction of candidates trying to perfect examination infractions they might have committed in the past.

The board warned against group registration conducted by some elite schools and tutorial groups, as these so-called schools and tutorial centers distort the candidates’ data after exploiting parents of huge sums of money. Candidates were then advised to register individually and directly with the board to avoid unnecessary problems.

The board also said it has deployed appropriate technology to help combat impersonation and examination fraud.