Missionary School Champions
Exam Malpractice in Abia – JAMB
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has accused a
missionary school in Abia to have been involved in
examination malpractice in the course of the recently held
exam across the Nation.
The head, media and information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a
statement on Tuesday, said, “A very disturbing and unfortunate
case is that of a school in Abia where cables were seen to
have been connected secretly to a distant hall for hired
mercenaries to write for candidates.
“This is very unfortunate given the fact that the school is a
missionary school and supposed to be a leading light against
“But, rather, it was conniving, supporting and indeed
championing the evil course of examination malpractice,”
Benjamin said in the statement.”
He said such results would be treated in accordance with the
provision of the law.
Benjamin said results of the just concluded 2017 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination had since been released,
with a few others still being reviewed.
He said, “We want to appeal to Nigerians to understand that
such candidates whose results are being reviewed may not
necessarily have participated in any malpractice.
“But rather, centres, where they sat for the examination, had
issues during the conduct of examination.
“These issues were reflected on the CCTV footage and this
suggests why they must be carefully investigated before
releasing such results.”
According to him, a task force has been inaugurated by the
Registrar of the Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to look into all
such issues and has since concluded the review of the CCTV
footages and other evidence presented.
He said that the task force would forward its reports to the
appropriate quarters for the scrutiny and onward release of all
“We urge candidates to note that no result will be withheld
without a cogent reason as this explains why we are taking
time to ensure that those who are innocent are exonerated.
“Again, candidates are advised not to patronise any centre,
office or shop for any service; please visit our offices in all the
36 states of the Federation and FCT for any complaint, enquiry
“This is also because our attention has also been drawn to an
illegal centre being operated near our Ikoyi Office in Lagos with
the aim of defrauding innocent candidates.
“This centre collects all kinds of fees in cash for services that
are even free. The general public should note that payments
for any of our services are done via our TSA account with CBN
and not cash.
“Anybody or group of persons requesting for cash from you is
not from us,” the statement read.