Inside the hall in a typical JAMB UTME examination centre, young men and women are seated with rapt attention as they listen to a middle aged, well built man, clutching a folder containing some sheets of paper. He is surrounded by other ladies and gentlemen, numbering about five, who apparently are waiting for him to give them the go ahead to start distributing the examination question papers and the OMR sheets. 

He clears his throat, pointing his fingers at nobody in particular, as if sounding a warning to a recalcitrant child who has refused to heed his mother’s scolding, “If you like, go ahead and cheat in this examination!” He blurts out, “Remember that whosoever is caught in examination malpractice will face a 21-year prison sentence. It is the law.” From the crowd of seated candidates waiting to take JAMB UTME, someone retorts sarcastically “Na today?” implying that the threat is brutum fulmen, an empty threat. The others giggle while the examination official that has been addressing the candidates tries to resist a frown.
This is the kind of ceremony that precedes JAMB UTME examinations nowadays. Examination officials, invigilators, school authorities, as the case may be, fill the ears of candidates with sermons against exam malpractice. All the time, candidates pay attention, except for the occasional side conversations and ensuing giggling. As the examination commences, candidates are seen making frantic efforts to outsmart each other in exam malpractice. Sadly, on many occasions, the officials who have just finished sermonizing facilitate the easy flow of the malpractice. 

Examination malpractice in Nigeria has attained frighteningly sophisticated proportions. It is a little short of being institutionalized. It is saddening to note that examination bodies, government functionaries, school authorities, invigilators, parents and students all now participate in the iniquitous exam malpractice.
Exam malpractice has long graduated from the normal giraffing at neighbors’ work, using key points, notes or text books or copying on sheets of papers referred to as ‘microchips’, or copying on desks or laps also known as ‘desktop publishing’ and ‘laptop publishing’ respectively to a more advanced and more organized system of buying questions from examination bodies or corrupt bank officials entrusted with the safekeeping of the examination question papers.
If you ever take time to search the internet, you’d get to see advertisements like this (quoted without edition):

“We are working on how to assist jambite 2012 candidates by sending them questions and answer that will aid there success in examination.
This is going to be for all department like science, commercial and art therefore some of the jamb questions and answer you will receive include the following:
If you are one of jamb candidates or you still want to register for jamb then call (phone number withheld) to reserve ur subjects. Having proved ourselves to candidates that sending questions or answer is not difficult for us….the aim of doing this is to make sure that all candidates comes out with an excellent result in there examination.

To receive jamb 2012 question and answer simply send an email with the subject “I NEED JAMB 2012 QUESTIONS AND ANSWER” then write…PLS SEND ME ALL NECESSARY STEPS THAT I WILL NEED to the email address. make sure you include your phone number in your email.

Getting jamb questions or answer is not easy as most candidate think. We passed through alot of things and also pay before getting. This is to make sure that all candidates all excel. There are some that charge as high as N15,000 for this jamb alone and still send you rubbish but we don’t tolerate such things here.
Candidates will only pay a little amount which is N2800. You may decide to pay it earlier to make things easier for you……
Call for account number and necessary details. After payment text your jamb subject, email, phone number and teller no.”

Examination malpractices have consistently remained a bane of Nigerian educational system. It is a cankerworm that portends grave dangers for the nation. Most foreigners say that the academic certificates being issued to graduates in Nigeria are no more valuable than the pieces of paper on which they are printed. Some of the major causes of examination malpractices are:
  • Laziness of students: the virtues of Seriousness and Hard work are thrown to the wind by many students. Most of them have little time for their studies. They spend their time watching football and seasonal movies, socializing, attending parties and forming gangs who engage in untoward behavior.
  • Another cause of examination malpractice is inadequate preparation for exams.
  • Corrupt invigilators and supervisors: the students know that if they offer bribe to the invigilators, they will be allowed to cheat in the examination hall.
  • Over-dependence on certificate as the key to employment has led to a crazy rush by most people to try and acquire certificates either legitimately or illegitimately.
  • Lastly, there is a general trend in our society towards cheating and this is encouraged by almost all members of the population.

The evil effects of examination malpractices cannot be overemphasized. The following are quite revealing:
  1. Inability to defend the certificate (failure in job performance or professional inefficiency)
  2. Perpetual condemnation of conscience (the conscience keeps reminding you that the certificate does not belong to you).
  3. There could be the possibility of unfulfilled dreams and visions, if the student is rusticated from school or dismissed from the working place.
  4. Spillover effects borne by parents and other relatives of culprits.
  5. The culprit may be initiated into a system of dishonesty and corrupt practices by which he/she becomes hardened.
  6. It makes nonsense of the educational system and it militates against the country’s goal of technological advancement through creativity and resourcefulness.
  7. It discredits certificates issued by national examination bodies and institutions of higher learning and the nation as a whole. 
  8. It makes the students to lose the ability to study or work hard in studies.
Since examination malpractice is a sub-set of corruption, this means that the fight against corruption cannot succeed if examination malpractice continues to be endemic in the educational system. As leaders of tomorrow who have gone through the school system characterized by academic fraud and dishonesty, the youths of the country will sow and nurture this fraudulent behavior in any organization they find themselves. They will be destined to a life of crime, fraud, and corrupt practices.

Prepared by yours sincerely, HENRY DIVINE. 


  1. Anonymous says:

    Procrastination is the killer of time and goal. Laziness is d act of being indolent which means unwillingness to work, showing lack of enthusiasm (effort) to work. Remember, the only thing achieved with little or no effort is FAILURE.
    Most times, people make poor results due to laziness & procrastination. Laziness is the opposite of diligence. If a man discovers his vision in life and even talent but fails to be diligent, he will certainly bear the brunt. Laziness is the mother of procrastination, meaning to delay, impede and postpone.
    Procrastination is an impediment to actualizing one's desires and dreams. Failure to work is d lee-way and architect of retardation and leads to a stunted growth….. So my fellow students, lets work hard, create and schedule time in accordance with set protocols.

  2. Mary says:

    please i need jamb past questions and answers for Government and literature.please kindly send it to my email-marysteadfast@gmail.com. Thanks for your urgent reply

  3. Anonymous says:

    please I want to know if UNN runs a predegree program

  4. Anonymous says:

    please i need jamb questions and answers on government and literature. Pls kindly send it to godwinjimmy24@yahoo.com.
    I will be grateful for a quick reply.

  5. Anonymous says:

    please i need jamb questions and answers on government and literature. Pls kindly send it to godwinjimmy24@yahoo.com.
    I will be grateful for a quick reply.

  6. I wrote jamb last year,I saw my english nd they told me dat my oda three subjects were invalid,so wats d problem pls cn u help.

  7. Pls I nid ur help,I wrote jamb last year they showed me my english nd they told me dat the oda three subjects re invalid wats d problem pls.

  8. Please i need physic chemistry mathematics past qestion thank u.kindly sand it 2 louis2legit@gmail.com

  9. Pls for God sake i ned jamb questn nd ans 4 dis subj maths,eng,econs nd govt on my email (babafemitayo@gmail.com)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Please, are jamb questions set from past questions?

  11. Please i need jamb past question on gover,geo,eng,c.r.s send it to this email (alexslim21100@gmail.com)thank you and God bless

  12. mikk4real says:

    Your speech was wonderful,it has inspired me to come out of my shell and study hard. I jos wish jamb could open her eyes and stop sending the wrong people to school.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I NEED
    THAT I WILL NEED my email address is yire61@ovi.com

  14. Anonymous says:

    Damn d whole Jamb procedure its just anoda bogus establishment bcos dia is no use 4 scoring 241 in a course dat needs only 200 and yet not bn offered d well deserve admission…..do u knw wat it means 2 write Jamb for d fifth time boasting a lowest mark of 222,it not furstration but now disillusioned wit d whole circus called JAMB

  15. Anonymous says:

    I NEED JAMB 2013 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, FOR THESE SUBJECT,, MY EMAIL IS loveth.oriahi.52@facebook.com

  16. Anonymous says:

    i would just advice u guys to go and read more because malpractice will not help you guys at all… its a sin against God,, that's cheating

    • Thanks a lot my dear. These are young boys and girls who lack the discipline of sitting down to read. As you can see, they could not even take time to read the article they are commenting on because if they did, they would find the need to refrain from examination malpractice. My prayer everyday is that God may have mercy on the youths of today and on Nigeria as a country because we have lost it.

  17. THERESE says:

    pls i need jamb questions and answers for these subject ENGLISH, GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, LITERATURE IN – ENGLISH
    MY EMAIL IS lilianobasi69@gmail.com

  18. jerayme says:

    pls do unn runs part-time nursing degree programme? And hw do i get there DE past questn paper?

    • UNN does not run part-time nursing degree program. You do it on full time. You can call me on 08060848179 so that I'd know where you are and tell you how you can get SURE SUCCESS Direct Entry past questions and answers…

    • Anonymous says:

      @ Henry Divine, thanks a lot…i bought ur PUTME and DE questn and ans. textbuk frm d jamb office, enugu. They are very rich. Tnks again.

      Sir, i hv registered 4 d DE exams online and i hv submittd my credntials 2 d jamb office. Wat follows next?

      When is d likely exam date?

  19. jerayme says:

    Pls what are d most likely jamb question topics for this yr's physic, chem, eng. Nd bio exams

  20. Anonymous says:

    It is very obvious that some people are still interested in examination malpratice. it seems like there is no jamb centre that is very secured so that malpratice will not be persisted. I wonder many our brother travelled from their state to another


  22. Anonymous says:

    i've been emotionally traumatized ever since i wrote my jamb 2day.d reason is because i used runz wat shud i do nw.my conscience is pricking me badly.Ms Micheal

  23. does UNN accept lower in national diploma for those applying for direct entry in department of Architecture

  24. Anonymous says:

    pls, sir am still waiting for DE exam but I want to know the particular subject those in public administration and local government will write. thanks and remain bless

  25. Anonymous says:

    please kindly email jamb past question [physic and chemistry]2013 to nkatibi@yahoo.com

  26. I need Jamb Past Question in Economice & Government pls send it to my Email

  27. Anonymous says:

    plz i nid jamb past que (2014) on eng, maths,nd gov, kindly send it to dis email kassimabiodun@yahoo.com

  28. Anonymous says:

    please i need Jamb past questions and answers on English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. please kindly send it to the Email slyv_stallon@yahoo.com

  29. Anonymous says:

    pls when is jamb 2015 going hold

  30. Jamb result says:

    jamb 2015 going hold Next year find out here Jamb Will Hold On

  31. happiness says:

    Pls I need Jamb 2014/2015 past qestion on Literature, Government, CRS, English.THANKs

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