UTME: Two arrested for malpractices in Osun


No fewer than two candidates that sat for the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) computer base test were arrested for malpractices.

The candidates were arrested while sitting for the exam at Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State

Security sources said the candidates suspected conspired with one Mr. Adebayo popularly known as Awolowo, the owner of Awolism Educational Consultant.

Speaking with journalists on the incident, the Coordinator of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Osun state, Mr. Johnson Adebiyi, lamented the attitude of the candidates.

He said the board was doing everything possible to eradicate examination malpractice in the board’s examination.

Adebiyi added that the board would continue to maintain zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

He said, “There is no hidden place to perpetrate malpractices. The newly introduced computer based test is aimed at curbing examination malpractice. The board will continue to conduct examination that meet international best practice.”

The Osun Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mrs. Folashade Odoro (DSP) confirmed the incident.

She hinted that the command had commenced investigation into the matter, submitting that the offenders would face the full wreath of the law.

Odoro said police would continue to work with board to make the board’s examination free of malpractice.

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