JAMB dismisses scores' upgrade request as Facebook scam

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede
The Joint Admissions and matriculation Board (JAMB), has described as fake the ongoing sham on Facebook, a social media account, calling for candidates desirous of upgrade of scores in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), to come forward.

The board, which warned the public, particularly desperate candidates, against falling victim of unscrupulous elements, who want to defraud them of their hard earned money, dissociated itself from what it described as falsehood, which was purportedly signed by the Registrar of JAMB , Professor Is-haq Oloyede.

A statement issued on Wednesday night by the spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, obtained by journalists in Abuja, said the perpetrators of the act "gave the list of beneficiary of the said upgrade and categories of score with a telephone number, which doesn’t belong to the Registrar of JAMB."

Benjamin said, "We wish to state unequivocally that the statement was not from JAMB, its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, or any of its offices nor has he authorized any persons or group to post such an inglorious request and statement.

"JAMB therefore wants to state that the results gotten by candidates from the 2017 UTME were the true reflection of their performance after going through a full proof scoring mechanisms. As such, it did not intend to review the scores, neither did it commission anyone to do that. JAMB has also not been directed by any organ of government to so.

"JAMB wants to use this opportunity to state that its examination is not a fail or pass examination as there are other variables that are considered outside the examination to arrive at a successful admission. There is no need for this desperation as getting "high" scores as being touted by fraudulent characters is not a guarantee for admission.

"Candidates are urged to channel all enquiries to JAMB offices closer to them for proper education and counseling.
“Meanwhile, efforts are on to track down the perpetrators of this heinous post by the security operatives with a view to serving as deterrent to others."
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