The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board [JAMB] will hold a policy meeting with universities and other tertiary institutions across the country on Tuesday to decide the cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2019/2020 academic session.
JAMB also dismissed reports that some candidates got multiple results, saying such candidates “are either fraudulent or victims of examination syndicates.”
JAMB disclosed this in its weekly bulletin on Sunday. The exam body said that the policy meeting would take place in Gbongan, Osun State and would be chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education.
The board noted that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination’s candidates must not believe fake cut-off marks being peddled by fraudsters, as the official cut-off marks would be made public at the end of the meeting.
“A nationally accepted cut-off mark has not been decided. The heads of institutions and other stakeholders will do so at a policy meeting. The board has scheduled the 2019 Policy Meeting for June 11 at Gbongan, Osun State.
“The clarification became necessary following speculations that the board had already fixed the 2019 UTME cut-off marks.”
The board added that candidates should not also believe rumours that a candidate could have two different results released by the server.
JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said such different results were not possible, while warning “gullible and desperate candidates to be wary of criminal elements who are on the prowl to defraud them.”
“Candidates claiming that they have two results are either fraudulent or victims of examination syndicates. The board has evidence of candidates who paid money to these syndicates, who on realising that they could not deliver as promised, came up with these forged results and sent same to these candidates who believed them.
“These were the set of candidates claiming to have two results. It is practically impossible to have two results. This is because we don’t send results. Rather, it is the candidates that would send ‘Results’ to 55019 and the result is subsequently transmitted to the respective candidates.
“The results are fortified with state-of-the-art security features that render the efforts of any syndicate or fraudster a nullity. One of such features was the unique barcode on each result to safeguard it.”
Benjamin, however, warned that candidates must not become gullible and desperate and urged them to be wary of criminal elements who want to defraud them.
Benjamin also said that the board’s renewed resolve to confront examination malpractice headlong was yielding results.