Digging as far back 1992-1993, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released a list of certificates of candidates believed to have been involved with exam malpractices, specifically impersonation.
The names of the candidates, examination year, certificate numbers, were published in the weekly bulletin of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on December 2nd.
WAEC identified the candidates as, “Ukaumunna C. December 1992 examination with the certificate number, NGSP 0233613; Chinna H. December 1993 with the certificate number, NGSP 0572427; Koffi E. December 1993, with number NGSP 0455669; and Oham J. December 1994, with the certificate number, NGSP 0177271.”
Others are “Mbara G. December 2001, with certificate WNR 2248072; Ifo S. December 2001, with number NGWASSCP 1307367; Ugwu P. December 2005 with certificate number, NGWASSCP 4534182; Anene J. December 2008, with number, NGWASSCP 5505913; Ogbenna C. December 2011, with certificate number, NGWASSCP 06927486; and Nwangwu I. December 2014, with certificate number, NGWASSCP 8392056.”
Also included in the bulletin was that JAMB will be partnering with the National Identity Management Commission to ensure that all candidates register for the tests with their national identity number.
The board said, “In view of the cases listed, JAMB’s partnership with NIMC is imperative. In order to have a seamless registration for the 2020 UTME, we have put machinery in place to test run the new registration regime under the joint platform of JAMB and NIMC using the NIN.
“The Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, sequel to this, therefore, directed members of staff in offices nationwide to participate in the trial registration which started on Friday, November 29, and is to end Tuesday, December 3. No fewer than 1,800 members of staff would be involved in the trial registration designed to assess the workability of the new registration regime.”