The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has warned candidates sitting for the exam not to fall victim to fraudsters who claim to have prepared answers to the examination questions being conducted by JAMB, adding that those who bought and used such papers have already failed. Prof. Oloyede warned the candidates to desist from buying fake question papers being sold by organised syndicates with the hope that such questions are the authentic JAMB questions which would make them get high marks in the exam.
Reports have shown that some unsuspecting but gullible candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB have and may still be buying fake question papers, thinking they are authentic ones.
The reports claim that the candidates pay as much as N200,000 to obtain the fake questions papers from ‘organised syndicates’ who have promised them the papers are real ones that will help them get high marks in the exam.
However, Professor Oloyede who spoke during the monitoring of the ongoing UTME examination with Minister of State for Education Prof. Anthony Anwukah in Abuja said such candidates have already failed because the fraudsters take past questions, change the dates and then proceed to sell to unsuspecting candidates, promising them the papers are current exam questions and that they have the correct answers to them.
“Some of the fraudulent persons simply take past question papers and redesign them by changing the date and then sell same to gullible candidates, who might not have prepared well for the examination,” he said.