357 prison inmates across Nigeria will participate in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board has announced.

JAMB registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.

1.7 million candidates across the country will write the exams into tertiary institutions today.

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Oloyede warned that the exams had not been postponed, and that candidates should be wary of who they gave their details too.

“Candidates should be aware of fraudsters who hide under cyber cafe operators to defraud innocent children.

“We have caught some of them while mischievously collecting money from candidates with the help of some security officers,’’ he said.