In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

Police Officer Who Paid To Have Somebody Else Write His UTME For Him Will get Uncovered In Akwa Ibom

Police Officer Who Paid To Have Someone Else Write His UTME For Him Gets Exposed In Akwa Ibom

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A personnel of the Nigeria Police Power, recognized as Etim Israel, who allegedly engaged one other individual to take a seat the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on his behalf has been apprehended by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

In keeping with The PUNCH, the Police Constable connected to Akwa Ibom State Command was mentioned to have registered for the UTME together with his identify whereas the mercenary/impersonator used his image and different biometric particulars to take a seat for the examination.

Israel, who was mentioned to have utilized to check Fishery on the Akwa Ibom State College within the 2020 UTME, reportedly confessed that he paid N30,000 to have interaction the providers of the mercenary (a instructor), one Emmanuel, mentioned to be on the run, to take a seat for the examination as he was away on particular duties.

After scoring over 240 within the examination, he was mentioned to have determined to begin the admission course of however couldn’t sail via due to the disparity within the .

The issue was mentioned to have prompted him to go to the JAMB workplace for correction however landed in bother.


“I went to their (JAMB) workplace to vary my image once they informed me (in Akwa Ibom) that I gained’t be capable to use the end result due to the image,”
Israel reportedly mentioned.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, mentioned Israel could be prosecuted in accordance with the regulation.

He mentioned, “When some candidates complain that they’ve registered for our examination however couldn’t be verified on the day of examination, many don’t grasp the total import of their claims as such candidates, who’re as a rule impersonators, anticipated to be allowed to enter the examination corridor with out present process needed searches.

“Nevertheless, within the final UTME, JAMB launched the taking of a snapshot of the candidate who claims they might not be verified and evaluating the brand new image with the one in our database. On account of this innovation, solely only a few instances of impersonation had been recorded in contrast with the quantity prior to now.”

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