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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Thursday reaffirmed that the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) exams will hold in May.
He also disclosed that five persons have been sentenced to various prison terms for selling fake forms to candidates.
Oloyede, who spoke at the 2017 Nigerian Academy of Letters Annual Lecture explained that there was delay in the sales of the forms due to logistics.
He said the board would begin sales of forms once the board had finished sanitizing the system.
He also said; “We have observed that people are selling fake forms but what we are doing is to try to sanitize the system and as soon as the sanitization is done we will start selling the forms.
“We have arrested so many people in Abuja, Abeokuta, Ado Ekiti, Port Harcourt, Yenegoa, almost everywhere. You know bad people are evenly distributed in Nigeria.
“We are prosecuting and some are in courts and in the last three months we have secured about five convictions. People who are sentenced; some to imprisonment, some to fine but what is important is that they will now know is not going to be business as usual.
“We need to reassure stakeholders that those selling fake forms are gone. We are not going to sell out forms through the other process.
“We will start the sale of the form and by May the examination will be conducted.”
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