The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof Is-haq Oloyede on Monday warned candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of fake examination questions for the ongoing examination being sold for N200,000.
Oloyede warned candidates to be careful of becoming victims of fraudsters who are claiming to have prepared the questions for the examination.
Oloyede, who was speaking during monitoring of the UTME with the Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, in Abuja said the fraudulent persons simply take past question papers and redesign them by changing the date and then sell same to gullible candidates, who might not have prepared well for the examination.
Oloyede said: “This morning, somebody sent me questions. They call it Orijo and he bought it for N200,000 and when I saw it, it was our questions in 1984 and he just put 2017 on it and started selling it and people are buying it.
“So, if people are corrupt, I won’t have any sympathy if they are duped by corrupt people like themselves. They are just being wise. They went into the past questions of JAMB and just changed the heading.
“Somebody else called me and said he had all my questions. I asked him to send them to me and when I checked, I just laughed because none of that was in our questions. What people are just doing, they are making money because people are gullible.
“We appeal to people to do things according to the rules. No cutting of corners will work with JAMB and that is why many of the candidates who fell for such blackmail are disappointed.”
The registrar said the board has released the results of the examination conducted on Saturday.
He said: “The result of UTME has come out and the performance is not too bad. But we are sure that this is the performance now rather than thinking you can get result one way or the other.”
He said arrangements are being made by the board to transfer its candidates at the two CBT centres in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State to University of Ilorin to write their examination.
He said about 440,000 candidates out of the 1.7 million that registered for the UTME sat for the examination on the second day.