University of Ibadan has handed over six of its staff to the State Security Service over their involvement in examination malpractices.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Idowu Olayinka, handed over the staff of the University’s Distance Learning Centre to the DSS following a tip-off of the staff’s involvement in the corrupt act.
The Director of Communications of the institution, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the development to journalists in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Monday.
It was gathered that the suspects were arrested last Friday for allegedly assisting in smuggling scripts for students writing examinations; fabrications of Computer Based Test results; falsification of clearance, mostly for students who have student disciplinary cases among others.
“When it happened, the director alerted the VC and Prof. Olayinka ordered their arrest. “Officials of the DSS were invited to effect the arrests. They were found indulging in examination malpractices.
“The Vice-Chancellor called on the DSS to engage in rigorous investigation and diligent prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others,” Oladejo added.
The affected staff include; 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 a certain David in the Director’s office were among those arrested for their involvement.