The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to assist it in curbing myriad of malpractices plaguing the conduct of public examination in Nigeria.
He made the appeal in Abuja during a courtesy visit on the EFCC chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde in his office.
Ojerinde said that the most challenging issue confronting JAMB was the issue of examination malpractices and said that the mandate of JAMB was to conduct credible and valid examinations free of malpractices.
The Registrar disclosed that in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), two candidates who designed slip-on shoes that accommodated handsets with which to receive answers from outside were arrested. The shoes, he said, were designed specially to cheat during the examinations.
“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 object in her body.