JAMB takes action against father for writing exam for his son | read details 


JAMB takes action against father for writing exam for his son | read details

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said a father and son have been arrested for examination malpractice and impersonation during the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

This was disclosed by JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while addressing journalists after monitoring the exam at the Kaduna State University CBT Centre, Kaduna, on Wednesday.

Oloyede who did not mention the culprits’s names, said;

“For those who engage in cheating, they should know that it does not pay.

“The technology is helping us to check that.

“Across the country, most of the problems we have is impersonation. For instance, now, we say we have NIN, we now have cases of people with two NINs and therefore that has defeated the purpose of identity verification.

“We are going to take that up with NIMC that there are people who have two NINs.

“We have a case of a father impersonating his son, writing an examination for the son and I wonder, are you not destroying your son’s future?

“Of course, two of them are now in custody. I can’t understand what the father will now tell his son when they are both locked up in the same cell.

“This happened definitely not in Kaduna, but I don’t want to disclose the state.

“So, it is largely cases of impersonation, but we are ahead of them; we are just picking them up like chicken now because the facilities are there for us to see what they are doing and to pick them up.”