The University of Ibadan (UI) has handed six of its staff to the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged examination fraud.
Olayinka Oladejo, the institution’s director of communications, said the workers belong to the university’s Distance Learning Centre (DLC).
According to the PUNCH, Oladejo said investigation showed that the workers were detained for allegedly smuggling scripts for students during examinations, fabricating computer based test results, falsifying clearance mostly for students having disciplinary issues, among others.
He said the director of the DLC informed Idowu Olayinka, vice-chancellor of the university, who then approved a through investigation of the matter and ordered their arrest.
“When it happened, the director alerted the VC who ordered their arrest. Officials of the DSS were invited to effect the arrests. They were found indulging in examination malpractices,” he said.
“The vice-chancellor called on the DSS to engage in rigorous investigation and diligent prosecution to serve as deterrent to others.”
Some of the arrested officials are Edward Eborgu, head of UI DLC software unit; Kehinde Ajao, head student support; Shola Akintunde, executive officer and media representative, and Ademola Okunola, IT personnel.