NIN Uncovers 500,000 Fake UTME Candidates – JAMB

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Wednesday has disclosed that over 500,000 fake candidates were uncovered following introduction National Identification the 2021/2022 exam registration.

Prof. Isha’q Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive JAMB disclosed this during a press Enugu, during his visit to the to access the conduct the Unified Tertiary Matriculation as well as to visit the new Ebonyi.

The registrar said the use of the NIN as directed by the Federal helped to reduce malpractice.

He said, “Before the introduction of NIN in the registration, there were about 2.2 million candidates for the , but after the introduction of NIN, over 500,000 candidates were discovered to be fake.”

He disclosed that the actual of candidates that JAMB registered for 2021 1,415,501, and out of it, 1,122,095 candidates had taken the examinations, while 66,111 candidates had yet to take.

According to him, the board has 650 examination centres across the country, out of which 30 centres have been delisted for performing below standard.

“Fifty three centres are currently watch, while 600 of them performed excellently.”

The examination body added that the visited a particular centre but could not take the examination would be rescheduled and a new date fixed.