The Nursing and Midwifery Council, NMC, the regulatory body overseeing nursing and midwifery professions in the United Kingdom, UK announced that is set to probe over 500 Nigerian applicants over fr@udulent activities in Nigeria.
This comes after it was revealed that the applicants might have engaged in exam fr@ud at a test centre in Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo State.
The NMC maintained a registry of eligible professionals who can practice as nurses, nursing associates, and midwives in the United Kingdom.
It could be noted that to gain entry into this registry, international professionals must complete two assessments, including a Computer-Based Test (CBT) typically administered in their home country and a practical test in the UK.
Following an investigation into the activities of Yunnik Technologies, an Oyo State-based test centre, evidence of extensive fr@udulent activity was uncovered in connection with its CBT services.
According to sources, the investigation was initiated after the NMC was alerted to incidents of manip¥lated results at the test centre in the month of May.
Freshreporters media had gathered from report published by the UK journal Nursing Standard revealed that the NMC subsequently uncovered that a significant number of Nigerian applicants had fr@udulently acquired results from Yunnik Technologies.
As a result of this revelation, over 1,950 candidates who presented results from the Ibadan-based test center are now required to retake the test, freshreporters media reports.
Furthermore, the NMC identified evidence of proxy testers at the test center, with suspicions that 48 out of the 515 professionals who took the test at the center had fr@udulently registered. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>
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