The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has drawn the attention of candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to fake past question papers in circulation.
The board said the fake past questions in circulation in CD are intended to defraud unsuspecting candidates.
The agency’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, gave the warning in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.
The statement read: “The fake past questions in CD Rom titled: ‘JAMB PRO CBT practice software for UTME’ was purported to have emanated from JAMB in other to give credence to the products market and perpetuate their nefarious activities.
“The JAMB wish to dissociate itself from the production and sale of the fake CD and warned the public to be vigilant and avoid being defrauded.”
Benjamin said the board had not authorised anybody or group to do so on its behalf. According to him, preliminary investigation by the Board showed that the past questions in circulation are fake and had no semblance to JAMB question papers both in context, content and forms.
“The board as a responsible and responsive organisation would not be part of any ploy to defraud innocent candidate and has put machinery in motion for any of her outlets and service providers not be used as channel of exploitation or distribution of such fake items.
“Following the unfortunate development, the board has directed all its CBT centres to be wary of this CD in circulation in other not to be used as a channel to market this product.
“The board will continue to ensure that candidates applying for its examination are not misled. Some of these questions in the past have led to some brilliant candidates failing the examination because they relied on them. Candidates are therefore advised to study for the examination and channel all enquires to any of the board offices nationwide for any redress, challenges or information.”