The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has arrested a man for impersonation at the ongoing 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, being conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
According to reports, the man was caught attempting to sit for the examination for a girl.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspects were caught during the process of accreditation for the examination.
While speaking on the issue of impersonation, the JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, said that the issue of malpractice has been drastically reduced. However impersonation is still a major problem.
“people want to come in and do the exams for others. However, the fingerprints of candidates are scanned at the entrance and their pictures appear on the computer and you can’t escape that. We caught some impersonators in Anambra or Imo State. They swapped seats, we saw a girl on the screen and a man sitting.” He said.
He, however, added that the man had been handed over to the State Security Service, SSS, for further actions and possible prosecution.
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