A man who claimed to be a professor, Jide Jisus, has been arrested for alleged examination malpractice during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
According to the examination board, Jide was arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Speaking on the arrest, the examination board noted that the man snuck into the Computer-Based Test Centre in Jabi trying to assist his daughter but was later arrested by operatives and is now in their custody.
During an interview with Journalists, the spokesman for JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin said; “In Brix Academy in Jabi, a man penetrated the system, broke all security barriers, went into the examination hall and assisted his daughter. When arrested, he claimed to be a professor and also the owner of a non-governmental organisation. He has been picked up and he is with the security operatives. We believe that in no distant time, he will be prosecuted.
“He was not able to carry out his nefarious activity. He claimed to be a professor from a university outside the country.”
Benjamin noted that the outing for the UTME on Thursday was “successful and impressive,” adding that despite a few challenges in some centres, the board believed that the examination would get better.
A total of 1,855,643 candidates would be taking the UTME which would run till Monday.