Father caught helping son to sit UTME, says JAMB registrar

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JAMB registrar Ishaq Oloyede has revealed that a father has been arrested for sitting the examination for his son.

Disclosing this on Wednesday, while speaking to journalists after inspecting a JAMB centre in Kaduna, Mr Oloyede decried some parents’ decision to impersonate their children for the exam.

Describing the act as a major challenge for JAMB, the registrar expressed delight that technology was helping in putting it to check, which has led to their arrests, and warned those indulging in it that cheating does not pay.

He said, “Across the country, most of the problem we have is impersonation. We have a case of a father impersonating his son, writing examination for the son and I wonder, are you not destroying your son’s future?

“Of course, two of them are now in custody. I can’t understand what the father will now tell his son when they are both locked up in the same cell. This happened definitely not in Kaduna, but I don’t want to disclose the state.”

The JAMB boss added, “So, it is largely cases of impersonation, but we are ahead of them. We are just picking them up like chicken now, because the facilities are there for us to see what they are doing and to pick them up. And even those that we have left for research purposes, they will see what will happen after the exams.”

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