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How we caught dad writing UTME for son -JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says two suspects comprising a man and his son have been arrested for their alleged involvement in impersonation during the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, spoke after monitoring the exam at the Kaduna State University CBT Centre, Kaduna, on Wednesday (today).

He did not disclose the identities of the suspects or the state where the exam fraud happened.

He 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 problem we have is impersonation. For instance, now, we say we have NIN, we now have cases of people with two NINs and that has defeated the purpose of identity verification. We are going to take that up with NIMC.

“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?

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“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. 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.”

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