The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have arrested an officer of the Nigeria Police Power for examination malpractice.
Mr Etim Israel was nabbed for participating an impostor to put in writing his 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Israel, a Police Constable within the Akwa Ibom State Command reportedly registered for the examination together with his identify however employed a mercenary’s to take a seat for the examination.
The mercenary reportedly used his authentic image and different biometric particulars for the fraudulent endeavour.
The Policeman confessed to having utilized to review Fishery on the Akwa Ibom State College within the 2020 UTME, however paid N30, 000 to of the mercenary who’s now on the run to take a seat for the examination as he was away on particular duties.
Israel mentioned after scoring over 240 within the examination and determined to start the admissions course of, he was instructed that he received’t sail by means of due to the disparity within the image, which prompted him to go to JAMB’s workplace for correction, a transfer that landed him in hassle.
“I went to their (JAMB) workplace to vary my image once they instructed me (in Akwa Ibom) that I received’t have the ability to use the end result due to the image,” Israel mentioned.
The Police Constable in an emotion-laden voice appealed to JAMB to mood justice with mercy, promising to assist the Board in investigating problems with impersonation in UTME.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who mentioned Israel will probably be prosecuted in accordance with the legislation, expressed concern over the antics of some candidates who circumvent watertight measures utilized in checking impersonation.
He mentioned: “When some candidates complain that they’ve registered for our examination however couldn’t be verified on the day of examination, many don’t grasp the complete import of their claims as such candidates, who’re as a rule impersonators, count on to be allowed to enter the examination corridor with out present process obligatory searches.
“Nevertheless, within the final UTME, the Board launched the taking of a snapshot of the candidate who claims they might not be verified and evaluating the brand new image with the one in our database.
The JAMB Registrar, nonetheless, assured candidates who had real verification challenges in the course of the 2020 UTME, that the Board would repair a brand new date for them to put in writing the examination.