Prof. Oloyede reacts to 2019 UTME results.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has expressed his displeasure at the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result released today.
The former University of Ilorin Vice Chancellor was disappointed with the woeful performance of students.
According him, a large number of impersonators who specialize in writing UTME were nabbed, including tutorial owners who recruit writers for their candidates
“We also tracked the registration centres and the computers used,” he said, adding that “another dimension of impersonation was a futile attempt of defeating the biometric capturing of ten fingers that was introduced in 2017.”
He continued, “The fraudsters thought they could beat the system through ‘contributed fingers’, where two or more persons would use their fingers to register for candidates, thinking that any of them would be able to write for such candidates if the system allowed it.
“Another example was in Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, where someone’s fingerprint was discovered in 42 person’s registration, and in Bauchi State University, Gadau, where one person’s fingerprint was traced to the registration of 64 candidates with a view to allowing any of the finger-contributing impersonators to access the examination hall.”
Oloyede, in his revelation, also added that another case detected in Borno State where in Nassara Computer Academy, Maiduguri, 233 candidates had one particular finger included in each of their biometric registration.
He said after the discovery, the exam body was to make some arrests through the effort of the Special Task Force established by the Force Intelligence Bureau which aided the board in tracking exam fraudsters.