FEBRUARY 27, 2012 BY JOHN ALECHENU, ABUJA
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has urged candidates and examiners involved in its examinations to shun malpractices or risk seven years in jail.
JAMB said it was in possession of an extant law on examination malpractices, stipulating a seven-year jail term for offenders without an option of fine.
The statement said JAMB also warned members of staff to either perform or get fired.
It said “As part of the Riot Act, the acting Director of Quality Assurance reminded the audience of the extant law on examination malpractices. He said with the promulgation of the law anyone found guilty of examination malpractice would be jailed for seven years without (an) option of fine.”
The examination body said beginning from this year it would ensure that the law was followed to the letter.
It listed some of forms of examination malpractices to include non-adherence to instruction by both candidates and officials, conflict in consistence and delay in reports by officials.
Others are “the use of handsets, absconding with answer sheets, wrong/non-shading of vital information, lateness, improper collation of answer sheets by supervisors and invigilators”.
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