A self-acclaimed professor, identified only as Jide, has been apprehended by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, after he was caught assisting his daughter during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the Jabi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Thursday, 11th of April, 2019
JAMB confirmed Jide’s arrest yesterday, first day of the exam at Brix Academy CBT Centre in Jabi, noting that he sneaked into a Computer-Based Test centre in Jabi trying to assist his daughter in the examination but was later arrested by operatives and he’s now in custody.
The JAMB Head of Information and Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said,
In Brix Academy in Jabi, a man penetrated the system, broke all security barriers, went into the examination hall and assisted his daughter. When arrested, he claimed to be a professor and also the owner of a non-governmental organisation. He has been picked up and he is with the security operatives. We believe that in no distant time, he will be prosecuted.
He was not able to carry out his villainous activity. He claimed to be a professor from a university outside the country.
Benjamin noted that the UTME on Thursday was successful and impressive, adding that despite a few challenges in some centers, the board believed that the examination would get better.