A police constable, acknowledged as Etim Israel, has been arrested for impersonation inside the closing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, outlined all through a briefing Friday, that the regulation enforcement officer was nabbed for partaking one different particular person to sit down down for him inside the 2020 UTME.
Consistent with Israel, a Police Constable inside the Akwa Ibom State Command, registered for the examination alongside along with his title whereas the mercenary/impersonator used his picture and totally different biometric particulars to sit down down for the examination.
The Policeman, who talked about he utilized to verify Fishery on the Akwa Ibom State School inside the 2020 UTME, knowledgeable newsmen on Friday in Abuja, that he paid N30,000 to work together the suppliers of the mercenary (a teacher), one Emmanuel- now on the run, to sit down down for the examination as he was away on specific duties.
Israel talked about after scoring over 240 inside the examination and decided to begin the admission’s course of, he was knowledgeable that he acquired’t sail via as a result of disparity inside the picture, which prompted him to go to JAMB’s office for correction, a switch that landed him in problem.
“I went to their (JAMB) office to change my picture after they knowledgeable me (in Akwa Ibom) that I acquired’t be succesful to make use of the result as a result of picture,” Israel talked about.
The Police Constable in an emotion-laden voice appealed to JAMB to temper justice with mercy, promising to help the Board in investigating issues with impersonation in UTME.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who talked about Israel will most likely be prosecuted in accordance with the regulation, expressed concern on the antics of some candidates that try to avoid watertight measures put in place to cease impersonation.
He cited an event the place a lady’s title appeared on the registration document and an individual would attempt to sit down on her behalf.
He talked about: “When some candidates complain that they’ve registered for our examination nevertheless could not be verified on the day of the examination, many do not grasp the whole import of their claims as such candidates, who’re as a rule impersonators, anticipated to be allowed to enter the examination hall with out current course of very important searches.
“Nonetheless, inside the closing UTME, the Board launched the taking of a snapshot of the candidate who claims they won’t be verified and evaluating the model new picture with the one in our database.
“Due to this innovation, solely just a few circumstances of impersonation have been recorded in distinction with the amount thus far,” he talked about.
Whereas saying the number of candidates that had challenges with verification dropped from over 70,000 in 2019 to 4,900 this 12 months, Prof. Oloyede, talked about that the decide was nonetheless extreme.
The JAMB boss, however, assured candidates that had actual verification challenges in the midst of the 2020 UTME, that the Board would restore a model new date for them to jot down the examination.
Speaking on Israel Etim, Prof. Oloyede talked about the policeman was considered one of many 657 candidates that requested for change of picture of their registration profiles, together with that he was arrested the place he could not give convincing causes sooner than he later confessed to partaking a mercenary inside the examination.
“657 want to change footage and we are literally asking them to come back again forward and offers causes for the change, we predict them,” he talked about.
He talked about the directive by the Minister of Coaching, Adamu Adamu, that each one institutions ought to make use of the already captured biometrics and pictures by the Board in processing admission has made it unimaginable for candidates whose examinations have been taken on their behalf by expert examination takers to realize admissions.
“A wonderful occasion of the above intently is an arrested member of the Nigeria Police Energy, Mr Etim Israel, who had employed a teacher, one Mr Emmanuel, nonetheless at big, to sit down down the UTME for him and now wants to change his picture to permit him to secure admission.
“It is as a result of the model new measures in place would not let him dare current his face in his chosen institution as it is the picture of his impersonator that could be displayed on the screening venue,” he talked about.
Prof. Oloyede, however, talked about the Board won’t have the aptitude to verify the robust prosecution of all these involved in impersonation in the midst of the UTME nevertheless will select some from all through the nation to face the wrath of the regulation.