The Nigeria Union of Teachers has described Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s allegation that the University and Tertiary Matriculation Examination result presented by Mmesoma Ejikeme is fake as disgraceful and embarrassing.
The NUT National President, Mr Titus Amba, in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday, said for Mmesoma and other candidates to have access to upgrade and present fake UTME results showed that JAMB had not fully secured its systems and the process of conducting its exam.
“It is quite unfortunate that this came up as a national issue, it is quite embarrassing. Embarrassing in the sense that it shows that JAMB has not truly secured its own system in terms of examination.
“If the result published or advertised by the girl who already received scholarships was not the real result that came out from their portal, then, we should question the security of the process of the UTME examination.”
He advised JAMB “What I will advise as an educationist is for JAMB to see how best they can secure their examination process so that these things won’t come up again. I advise that they should look inwardly at the examination process. Somebody within them is aiding and abetting all these things that are happening.”
Amba also called on the government to fund the examination boards in the country so as to prevent such future occurrences.
“Government should be able to fund these examination bodies very well and make sure if anything like this happens, they should be held responsible, because UTME is not something you joke with. There are situations where if The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is taking place at 9 am by 7 am you will see questions flying online. How did these questions leak out when it’s yet to be written? Government should rethink. It is quite unfortunate that someone will sit under his closet and manufacture results and scores. I know the JAMB registrar to be a very strong person and a no-nonsense professor. He should look inwardly.”
Also speaking, National President, Association of Tutorial School Operators, Mr Dotun Sodunke, complained that there were different syndicates online posting advertisements on how they could assist candidates to upgrade their results.
“Unfortunately, the government is aware of all these adverts and nothing is been done to all these small boys that are into education or academic yahoo and soiling our names.
“If I want to sit for WAEC now, all you need is N2,000, subscribe online, and you will get these questions, including essay writing and everything,” he said.