One of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force has been apprehended by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for examination malpractice.
The police officer Etim Israel sank into the red sea as he engaged the service of a mercenary to seat for the 2020 UTME on his behalf. According to the report, Isreal paid the imposter the sum of N30, 000 to one Emmanuel who is a teacher and is now on the run for the malpractice deal.
The Police Constable attached to Akwa Ibom State Command was said to have registered for the UTME with his name while the mercenary used his picture and other biometric details to sit for the exam. Etiim hit the bricks wall while he was processing admission with his 240 JAMB score at Akwa Ibom State University. He was told that he will not be apple to use the result for the admission because of the disparity in the photograph.
Isreal who visited the JAMB office for correction of the photograph but was denied and apprehended. He made know that the JAMB officials denied his request.
“I went to their (JAMB) office to change my picture when they told me (in Akwa Ibom) that I won’t be able to use the result because of the picture,” Israel reportedly said.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede said Israel would be prosecuted in accordance with the law as the board frowned at all forms of examination malpractice.
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“When some candidates complain that they have registered for our examination but could not be verified on the day of the examination, many do not grasp the full import of their claims as such candidates, who are more often than not impersonators, expected to be allowed to enter the examination hall without undergoing necessary searches”, he said.
“However, in the last UTME, JAMB introduced the taking of a snapshot of the candidate who claims they could not be verified and comparing the new picture with the one in our database. As a result of this innovation, only very few cases of impersonation were recorded compared with the number in the past.”