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Six University of Ibadan staff arrested over examination malpractice



The State Security Service (SSS) has arrested six staff of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre for alleged involvement in examination malpractices.

 The six staff were arrested at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Idowu Olayinka, following their alleged complicity in smuggling scripts for students writing examinations, fabrications of CBT results and falsification of clearance mostly for students.

It was gathered that those picked up by the security agency were top officials of the Distance Learning Centre.

A source at the Centre gave who gave the names of the suspects as Edward Eborgu (Head of UI DLC Software Unit), Kehinde Ajao (Head, Student Support), Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media Representative), Ademola Okunola (IT personnel), one Lanre (IT personnel) and one David in the Director’s office, said that the Vice-Chancellor was miffed by the development and directed a thorough investigation of the matter.

He added that the staff were arrested on Thursday, after information came from students who had been arrested during the ongoing examinations and a complaint by students about illegal dealings of some non-teaching staff.

The Director of Communication at the university, Tunji Oladejo, confirmed the arrests.

A source at the SSS office at Alalubosa area, Aleshinloye, Ibadan, also confirmed that the six staff were arrested by the officials of the security agency.