UDUSOK Medical Student Arrest by JAMB for Impersonation.
A female third year medical student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) has been arrested by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for attempting to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for other candidates.
According to the JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this on Friday in Lagos, the arrest was made because the board has zero tolerance for exam malpractices.
It would be recalled that the 2019 UTME commenced on Thursday, 11th April in 678 centres across Nigeria.
Benjamin said in spite of the measures put in place to stamp out impersonation and other forms of examination malpractices, desperate individuals attempted to commit the offence.
“It has come to our notice that a lady, was caught at the Rainbow Digital Tech centre, one of the centres used for the examination in Kano, trying to impersonate by way of trying to sit for the examination for a candidate.
“On interrogation, it was discovered that the said lady is a medical student at the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.
“Another case of impersonation was also reported in Benin.
According to him, the second suspect is an undergraduate of the University of Benin.
“We will like to state in clear terms that the board has zero tolerance for such an offence and other related crimes, aimed at undermining the integrity of its examination and its processes.
“We have been briefed about these development; at the appropriate time, they will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
According to Benjamin, so far, the board has recorded about 98 per cent success in the conduct of the examination. (NAN)