The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied rumours of errors in its scoring system.

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The board, on May 14, released the results for its 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

On Tuesday, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of public affairs and protocol, warned the general public to be wary of fraudsters who are making false claims of errors in the scoring of candidates in the 2022 UTME.

He restated that the UTME is a computer-based test scored electronically with no human mediation whatsoever.

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“Consequently, the unfounded rumours making the rounds are nothing but the products of the deceitful brains of the masterminds of these baseless imputations,” Benjamin said.

“Hence, the board reiterates that there is no room for errors in its electronic scoring system nor does it plan to organise another UTME.

“This clarification became necessary following reports of a rescheduling of the UTME, citing phantom errors in the computer scoring system and a purported apology from JAMB to the effect that another UTME would be organised.

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“The board wishes to state that the report is not only false and mischievous but also misleading and crafted out of the frustration and inability of these fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting candidates.”

Benjamin said the board had envisaged some “inglorious strategies” deployed by nefarious individuals.

He also said it already sounded a note of warning to the candidates and the general public so as to preclude the possibility of them falling victims to the evil machinations of fraudsters.

“JAMB, once again, advises the general public to disregard these items of news as it does not emanate from JAMB nor has it authorised any individual or group been to make such a pronouncement on its behalf,” he added.

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