The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), is to prosecute 200 out of the 400 exam cheaters/ impersonators with N500,000 each, a total of N100 million.
This was disclosed by the JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ish-aq Oloyede, during a press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.
The admission fraud was committed in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Registrar alerted Nigerians to the merchants of malpractices in the centres of its 2020 UTME in some parts of the country.
He explained that examination scam syndicates in the Computer-Based Test centres, which used to be in the Southern part of Nigeria, have now crept into the North.
While alleging that some tertiary institutions were accomplices in the widespread irregularities, he said the first 64 cases of CBT infractions treated by JAMB were from the North, with some having multiple cases of up to 96 irregularities.
Recall that recently, JAMB had paraded one Buhari Abubakar, who was reportedly caught in an attempt to impersonate one Muhammad Sanusi, his alleged accomplice, in examination malpractice.
Both suspects, from Kano State, were arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC).