16,000 UTME Results Were Cancelled Due To Malpractices – Education Minister

 Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i
Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i

Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i, has explained that 16,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results were cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, because of examination malpractices by the candidates.

Speaking yesterday through Mr. Julius Ameh, in Abuja, during the presentation of the Teachers’ Guide for the teaching of the National Values Curriculum, NVC, in Basic Education, which was funded by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Rufa’i said: “We shall be resolute in our decisions as there shall be no sacred cows. Nobody, no matter how highly placed, will be allowed to get away with the breach of the law or perpetration of corruption and evil in our colleges and tertiary institutions.”

According to her, the inclusion of the guide into the numerous literature available in the education sector, especially on corruption and value orientation, was an indication of the premium which the administration placed on education and transparency in the conduct of government business.

“It is also an eloquent testimony of the present administration’s determination to heal the wounds of the past quickly, put the ugly past behind and use the new NVC to stretch hands of fellowship to aggrieved Nigerians for complete reconciliation.

“The Nigerian child must be encouraged and taught that integrity pays.”

“His self respect must be restored and his growth process rewarded through mentoring and parental care,” she added.

In his address, Chairman of ICPC, Ekpo Nta, said that the NVC was applicable at all levels of education and was designed to expose the Nigerian child to a value-based curriculum that incorporates ethical values into academic studies from the early years to adulthood.

“The curriculum has been infused into subjects and courses at basic, post-basic and teacher-education levels. It has also been infused into the curriculum of mass literacy and non-formal education,” he said.

Nta further pointed out the need for teachers to be trained and properly oriented on the methodology and behavioural imperatives for imparting such values.

“We therefore, request commissioners for education and chairmen of SUBEB to order for more copies of the teachers’ guide such that every school in the basic education system in each state is given enough copies for the use of teachers,” he added.

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8 Comments

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  • Jamb i did diz exam myself.i bought d 4m 4rm d bank nd i registered without any means of special centre…hmmmm jamb officials do sometyn o.i hustled b4 i got d money 4 d 4m nd i paid 3000 4 gud 4 months 4 jamb tutorial yet d result is nt yet out as at june 6 plz jamb save a soul am dieing o.i stopped work inorder to cum out in a flying colour

  • Nigeria is making eduction a very hard nut to crak. i wrote jamb last year 2012 by my self yet what i got was no result not untile some time, after it was relised whit 191 as my score. naw dis year its widesprea cheating wich so forstrating. Please help me out i need my jamb result.

  • Why has jamb nt announce their national,cut off mark. And for the new step they have taken,is a welcome ideal

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    please where ever you are now looking for how to upgrade Your JAMB Result or looking for a special centre to write your exams and make good grades just email His secretary like now.
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