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JAMB Cancels 817 Candidates’ 2023 Registration Over This Offense


The registrations of 817 students for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination have been cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) (UTME).

178 computer-based tests were affected by the cancellation (CBT).

This was announced on Tuesday by JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, following separate meetings with stakeholders in Abuja.

Oloyede said that violations including the use of unusual biometric fingerprints throughout the registration procedure led to the invalidation of the registrations.

While saying some registration officers in the affected 178 CBT centres added one of their fingerprints to complete the registration process for the candidates, Oloyede, however, said the 817 students would be given another opportunity to re-register for the exam with the centres bearing the cost.

He said: “For the students who allowed other people to add their fingers to their registration procedure. We found that some of them were only naive, because you will hear them saying my finger was hot, and the man added his own. And you allowed him to add his own?

“Some of them did it deliberately for impersonation but we can’t identify those who are genuine from those who are not genuine. We will cancel all of them. All the registrations and we will ask them to re-register.

“The centres involved, we have just met with them, and they all confessed, nobody is disputing it, even students that were telling lies, they know we have the technology that won’t allow any lie to be accommodated.”

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