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JAMB finds 1,665 fake A'Level results

• Cross River Commissioner denies inflating WASSCE registration list

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has discovered over 1,665 fake Advance Level (A'Level) results during the direct admission registration process.

The weekly report of the board, made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday, states that the Registrar, Prof. Ishaku Oloyede, gave the figures when he welcomed officials of the National Association of Nigerian Universities of Education Students to his office.

He explained that the A' Level results verification was prompted by endemic corruption associated with the system and the need to restore the integrity of the admissions process.

He said of the fake results, 397 were for teaching colleges, 453 were for university diplomas and the rest were for other A' level certificates.

Mr. Oloyede said institutions must take steps to protect the integrity of certificates, adding that JAMB will continue to scrutinize certificates through measures that will stand the test of time.

The Registrar recalled that previously, if a candidate applied for direct entry, the Board simply asked the awarding body to carry out the necessary vetting and due diligence.

He, however, said JAMB was stunned by the shocking revelation from Bayero University, Kano that out of 148 direct entry applications to the university, which of the certificates forwarded for processing were genuine. There were only 6 cases.

The registrar added that the discovery of this serious fraud prompted a meeting of key stakeholders to plan ways to combat this threat.

He said some of the proposed measures were the establishment of an A' Level Results Verification Task Force and the creation of a common platform to verify A' Level results and certificates.

Meanwhile, the Cross River State Commissioner for Education, Mr Stephen Odey, has debunked rumors that the ministry had inflated the list of students who will be paid by the state government to register for the 2024 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). .

Mr. Odey made this denial while addressing reporters at his office in Calabar yesterday.
He said it was unfortunate that pranksters were spreading false rumors just to get in the governor's good books.

He said 16,301 names from 298 secondary schools in the province were sent to the ministry, but after being shortlisted, 64 non-indigenous names were found on the list and quickly removed. That's what it means.

He said some schools with late submissions were not registered and a total of 16,237 poor students were registered under the state government to sit the upcoming West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations. said.

“Let me take this opportunity to completely debunk the fact that the list has not been inflated. WAEC’s list has never been inflated and it will never happen on my watch. No way. For those of you who know my antecedents, it could never be because I was sent to this place with trust, and the governor trusted me and I I know that I would never betray that trust, and of course, none of my directors can attempt to do so.”

Source: guardian.ng

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