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JAMB To Use EFCC In Curbing Exam Malpractices

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May 17, 2012 – JAMB To Use EFCC In Curbing Exam Malpractices In Nigeria

JAMB Registrar, Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde, yesterday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to assist in curbing examination malpractices in Nigeria.

He said JAMB would soon introduce e-testing as part of steps to check examination fraud.

Ojerinde ,who made the appeal in Abuja during a courtesy call on the EFCC chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, said JAMB is worried about increasing examination malpractices.

He said in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), two individuals, who designed bathroom slippers that accommodated handsets to receive answers from outside, were arrested.

The slippers, he said, were designed specially to cheat during the examinations.

A statement by the EFCC’s Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Ojerinde as saying: “There is this particular case of a woman in Ikirun, Osun State . During the examination, a search was conducted on her and the scanner gave indication that there were foreign metal objects in her body.

“All entreaties to her to bring out what was on her failed until a woman supervisor had to take her to a closet and undress her only to discover that a handset was prepared just like a pad in her private part. It was that bad. If we had not used the scanner, we couldn’t have detected it. Even at that, I am sure there were people that still went away with it.

“We realised that we in JAMB don’t have this special Eagle Eye to detect some of these things. We have come to solicit for your assistance on how we can work together to exterminate this problem.”

He said candidates would be allowed the option of paper/pencil examinations or e-testing.

Ojerinde added: “In that way, children will write their examination electronically and at the end, the candidate will submit and the scores will appear immediately and the candidate will go home with his/her scores; but the national standardisation will still take place.”

He said the Board was perfecting the idea and working out modalities with the supervising Ministry and relevant agencies.

The EFCC Chairman expressed regrets that some parents have been aiding their wards to engage in examination fraud.

“It shows the level at which the value system has deteriorated,” he said.

Lamorde said the Commission would always be available to handle any issue referred to it.

He said: “We would always intervene not only during examinations, we would also like to beam searchlight on personnel of JAMB to know how the questions get to the candidates.”

The EFCC chairman also suggested that efforts should be made to de-emphasise paper qualification in Nigeria.

He said: “Even in the western world, there are people who have done wonderfully well without having a university or a polytechnic degree. These people have contributed meaningfully to the society.”

In the entourage of JAMB’s Registrar were Hamzat Balogun, Director of Accounts; Sulayman Y. Muhammad., Director, Corporate Services and M. S. Ibrahim, JAMB’s Legal Adviser.



  1. Umar armaya'u

    May 17, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Dis is so interested dis wil also help stdents 2 read hard, an it wl reduce d case of malpractice.

  2. olusi bolaji, caleb university, imota, lagos

    May 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    This Ȋ̝̊̅§ a very good way of curbing examination malpractices,since the birth of globalisation and pop culture,it has brought it some negative attitudes in our lives especially in the lives of youths,they now do anything they like and just disobey their culture and start living on the western culture,and at the long run disregard their own i think this Ȋ̝̊̅§ a brillant idea to curb corruption in our society,olusi bolaji, caleb university,imota, lagos


    May 18, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    This is a very good way of curbing examination malpractices, sice ths birth of globalisation and pop culture, it has brought in some negative attitudes in our lives especially in the lives of youths, they now do anything they like and just go ahead to disobey their culture and start living on the western culture and at the long run, tend to disregard their own culture. so i believe this is moving forward and soaring higher in our society. OLUSI BOLAJI, CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS

  4. IFAC

    May 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    EFCC please help us corruption, malpractice is too much in nigeria. Haaaaaaa, where is nigeria going too…..!

  5. Omenogor Kingsley Louis

    May 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    This is will be higly welcomed.Most of our youths don’t believe in reading as they have high regards in cheating,”chucolli”,and copying into good handsets.If e-exams is introduced to our deteriorating standard of education in Nigeria,it will help to a greater extent to curbing exam malpractices in our corrupt country where parents/guardians aid their wards/children to pass exam by cheating and having success by all-means in where they have not tilled not to mention to sow.Highly disgusting to hear of this.Teachers,Jamb agents/personnels are accomplices of this great crime.
    A GREAT CRIME AGAINST GOOD EDUCATION AND UPBRINGING OF A CHILD,;(.This will help the students to read very well and be well and fully equipped or prepared for any exam.
    There is great pride when you write an exam and pass the exam.You beat your chest as sign of satisfaction,performance and great achievement.
    This will make them to be well focussed in life and be assured of a guareeted and future life thereby proccessing and producing good manpower for this country where we’ve lost educational value.

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