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Father Nabbed for Impersonating Son During UTME Exam

The police have detained a father and son after the father impersonated his son during the current Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), according to information released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB Registrar, revealed this information on Wednesday, April 24, during an inspection tour of the UTME centers in Kaduna. He said that, aside from a few instances of impersonation, which were made possible by the fact that some people now possess multiple National Identity Numbers (NINs), the 2024 examination is generally well-conducted.

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Prof. Oloyede issued a warning, stating that JAMB has upgraded its technology to detect any kind of exam cheating, and that those who cheat would be arrested either immediately after the exam or long later.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the inspection at Kaduna State University (KASU) CBT Centre, the JAMB Registrar said: “For those who engage in cheating, they should know that it does not pay. The technology is helping 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 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.

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

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“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. And even those that we have left for research purposes, they will see what will happen after the exams,” he said. [CONTINUE READING HERE]

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