UI hands over six workers to DSS over exam fraud
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has handed over six workers at the institution’s Distance Learning Centre to the Department of the State Security for alleged involvement in examination malpractice. Investigation showed that the workers were detained for allegedly smuggling scripts for students during examinations, fabricating Computer Based Test results, falsifying clearance mostly for students having disciplinary issues, among others.
Further investigation revealed the identities of the workers and their various units. They are Edward Eborgu (Head of UI DLC software Unit); Kehinde Ajao (Head, Student Support); Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media representative); Ademola Okunola (IT personnel); one Lanre (IT personnel) and a certain David in the Director’s office were among those arrested for their involvement.
A source within the university, who confided to Punch newspaper said the information leading to their arrests came from their accomplices, who had been arrested during the ongoing examinations, and a protest by the students about illegal dealing among some of the non-teaching staff.
Following the arrest, Prof Olayinka, the vice-chancellor called on the DSS to engage in rigorous investigation and diligent prosecution to serve as deterrent to others.
Culled from Punch Newspaper.
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