The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the result of one Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu on allegations he hired a professional exams taker to sit the just-concluded 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on his behalf.
The JAMB spokesperson Fabian Benjamin said the impersonation was discovered during the board’s post-examination processes.
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“On further scrutiny, other hidden dimensions to the case were also unravelled which the candidate had admitted to in the course of perpetrating the fraudulent act,” he said.
“Following Management’s consideration and approval of the recommendations of the investigators, the result of Mr. Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu, whose examination was taken on his behalf at the University of Nigeria, MTN Library, Nsukka, Enugu State, on Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021, during the second session of the examination for that day, has been withdrawn.”
In the meantime, the Board is engaged in the viewing and assessment of all CCTV footages of the examination as well as the adequacy or otherwise of the security measures put in place to forestall examination infractions.
The Board warned that the above-stated case might just be the first of the many that would be unearthed in the course of the review as many more infractions might yet come to light.
Benjamin said already, a top security officer who had facilitated the forgery of the Board’s admission letter is being investigated for possible culpability and subsequent prosecution.