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JAMB cancels 3,735 poly, college of education results

Posted by By Onyedi Ojabor, Abuja on 2006/10/05 | Views: 1387 |

JAMB cancels 3,735 poly, college of education results


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday announced the cancellation of 3,735 results of candidates who sat for this year’s monotechnics, polytechnics and colleges of education matriculation examination.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday announced the cancellation of 3,735 results of candidates who sat for this year’s monotechnics, polytechnics and colleges of education matriculation examination.

The board also said it would prosecute Fred Uwagbue, a candidate who assaulted an invigilator at CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, examination centre.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Bello Salim, announced the release of the results at a press conference in Abuja where he lamented the general poor performance of candidates in the examination.

A total of 174,296 candidates sat for the examination in 618 centres on August 19.

He said after a thorough investigation of those involved in malpractices and the analysis of invigilators’ and supervisors‘ reports, four centres recorded widespread cheating.

The malpractices, Salim added, involved 2,028 or 1.2 per cent of the total number of candidates who sat for the examination.

He listed King‘s College, Chokoneze Ezinihite, Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State; Command Secondary School, Okura Ayingba, Kogi State; Ujeme Secondary School, Ujueme, Ekpoma, Edo State; and Ekum College, Amukoko, Lagos State, as the centres involved.

Salim said the results of 2,115 candidates who took their examination at the affected centres had been cancelled.

He added, ”Equally, results of 1,260 candidates are cancelled due to cases of malpractice recorded against them.

”Thus, the total number of cancelled results is 3,735 or 2.2 per cent.”

The JAMB boss said the figure, compared with 23,146 or 13.69 per cent recorded in 2005, showed a reduction in examination malpractice.

He said the board recorded 7,528 unscannable scripts that could not be scored.

On the performance of candidates, Master Alli Bankole from Ondo State and Musa Samuel Ogah from Kaduna State got the highest score of 243.

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Actually translates to bravehearted.