“JAMB not deducting 100 marks from cheating candidates” – Exam body debunks rumour

JAMB says the rumour is false, devilish and intended to cause disaffection among the candidates.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reacted to reports that it was deducting 100 marks from candidates who are caught cheating on CCTV camera.

The examination body’s spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that the rumour is false.

The supposed message from JAMB message making the rounds.

The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has urge all candidates who participated in the 2017 to disregard any information being circulated by mischief makers on the deduction of marks by the Board. This rumour is false, devilish and intended to cause disaffection among the candidates.

“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading information to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud candidates.

“The Board has also noted that some candidates who could not check their results are being told that their results are not out because they are owing JAMB some money. This is a lie and candidates are advised not to pay any money to anybody as their results are send to their mails and also on our Website:www.jamb.org.ng.

“Candidates are to login with their registration number or email address to print.

“The Board will be concluding the 2017 examination on Saturday 20th May, 2017. The Board has conducted examination for a total of 1,698,835 candidates and the remaining 19950 candidates will be sitting for the last day on Saturday 20th May, 2017.

“The results of examination conducted are released for candidates to check except for today Saturday 20th May, 2017. Any candidate with any challenge should not hesitate to contact the Board or check our website for information and numbers.”

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