JAMB to withdraw results of candidates found to have falsified the original result

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed to withdraw the result of any candidate found to have falsified, forged or tampered with the original result released to them in the 2019 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME).

Its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this when a candidate alleged to have falsified his UTME score, Kingsley Unekwe appeared before some officials of the board in Abuja.

Oloyede said the board would cancel the result of Unekwe for altering his score in order to meet the cut-off points to study medicine at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He said 18- year old Unekwe was caught inflating his original UTME score from 201 to 269.

Unekwe becomes the fifth person whose UTME result has been withdrawn and cancelled by the board.

The registrar said Unekwe had edited the original score allotted to him by the board and presented it to his parents as the original result.