The Vice Chancellor(VC) of University of Ibadan(UI), Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has handed over six workers of the university’s Distance Learning Centre(DLC) to the Department of the State Security(DSS) for alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
According to reports reliably gathered, the workers, who were arrested last Friday, had been in the DSS custody since.
They were detained for allegedly smuggling scripts for students during examinations, fabricating Computer Based Test(CBT) results, falsifying clearance, especially for students having disciplinary issues, amongst others.
The identities of the workers and their various units were given as Edward Eborgu (Head of software Unit, DLC); Kehinde Ajao (Head, Student Support); Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media representative); Ademola Okunola (IT personnel); Lanre (IT personnel) and one David in the Director’s office.
The institution’s Director of Communications, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the development to newsmen.
He said the director of the centre alerted the VC about the involvement of the said workers.
Oladejo said the VC was angry by the development and approved a thorough investigation of the matter.
“When it happened, the director alerted the VC who 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 deterrent to others,” the Communications Director said.
It was gathered that the information that led to their arrests came from their accomplices, who had been arrested during the ongoing examinations and a protest by the students about illegal dealing amongst some of the non-teaching staff.