Southeastern states have height the list of 195 candidates charged for exam malpractices across the country during the JAMB 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exams (UTME).
On Monday, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had published the names of the indicted candidates on its weekly bulletin also as their infractions and therefore the states wherein they sat for exams.
While a complete of 1,945,993 candidates wrote the UTME within the year under review, JAMB stated that cases of misconduct were reported across 30 states of the federation including Abuja.
An analysis of the publication showed that states in Southeastern Nigeria, including Anambra and Imo topped JAMB’s misconduct list with 16 and 28 charged candidates respectively.
Other enlisted states within the zone are Enugu, where a complete of 15 candidates accused of misconduct had written their exams;
Abia, with nine reported cases; and Ebonyi with three recorded culprits.
UTME candidates to police authorities for prosecution over alleged malpractices but the figure would later increase after investigations.
The board also suspended 47 registration centres across the country and threatened to prosecute 38 owners of accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres during a bid to fight various malpractices.