Exam Malpractice: EKSU Set to Expel a Lecturer, and Scores of Students.

No fewer than 200 students of Ekiti State University (EKSU), and a lecturer, all of who are currently being tried by the senate committee on examination misconduct, risk being expelled from the institution if found guilty.

Also, another batch of about 10 members of staff selling fake examination clearance certificate, known as ‘Green Card’ to candidates, have been arrested by the institution’s security personnel.

According to a statement made available to our correspondent in Ado Ekiti by the Assistant Registrar, Mr. Olubunmi Ajibade, the affected students and lecturers were accused of stealing question papers and writing examinations inside a TV viewing centre outside the campus, during the second semester of 2010/2011 session.

According to Ajibade, the offence may see those found guilty expelled from the university.

The statement added that the suspects involved in the sale of fake examination clearance certificates were members of academic and non academic staff. They were said to have been caught selling the exam permit to students at N3,000 each.

The school authorities introduced the permit to stop students who were indebted to the institution from the second semester examination. But the indicted officials allegedly circumveted the rules and help themselves to make quick money by selling the certificates.

The EKSU’s spokeperson, who confirmed this, said 20 students were caught buying the fake exam clearance certificates from the officials.

Meanwhile, several mini cyber cafes operating on campus have been sealed off after a raid on their
stands by a combined university security outfit on campus.

The closure of the cyber cafe and computer centre was as a result of the discovery of printing of fake admission letters from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for unsuspecting students. Some 10 cyber cafe operators on the campus were said to have been arrested for their alleged involvement in this crime.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Patrick Aina, vow to rid the university of undesirable elements, warning that any students found disrupting examination or presenting fake papers for admission would be espelled.

Similarly, security men at the university last week foiled attempt by some students to disrupt the examination. The security men stormed their hideout, a beer parlour at Iworoko, following a tip off. But the students escaped before they could be arrested.

The students, numbering about 20, were said to have to have gathered at the beer parlour with a plan to disrupt the ongoing examination.

The Chief Security Officer of the institution, Captain Augustine Ajayi (rted), was said to have led the invasion of the hideout to drive away the hoodlums.

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3 Comments

  • Rubish,eksu is full of corrupt staffs especial in their way of addmisn.Imagine an institution which declare 50 as their cut off mark and somebody with 55 above can not be addmitd bt another person with 50,51,52 and above got admitd in d same dptmnt through bribery………..Na dem sabi jor

  • Rubish,eksu is full of corrupt staffs especial in their way of addmisn.Imagine an institution which declare 50 as their cut off mark and somebody with 55 above can not be addmitd bt another person with 50,51,52 and above got admitd in d same dptmnt through bribery………..Na dem sabi jor.

  • What a university in Nigeria.? I was there some few years ago as a student and graduated.It is a pity that incessant changing of the university’s name has invalidated the institution oversea.After, I took my transcript to a job fare in United States, one of the recruiters was asking me if I was sure this is a university.I would not stop there, I quickly asked him why, he said no reliable institution with good intention for its graduates will have the time to change the name of the university four times within twenty years.I agreed with him. He said each time a university changes name its goodwill diminishes.I could remember the university had similar problem that borders on bribery and corruption in 2002 when its Accounting department was accused of awarding marks to non deserving students and thus led to withdrawal of ICAN accreditation from the school.It’s pity that Ekiti people will continue to fold their arms while the only resource is being daily marred.However, for those who did there job very well as students, they will stand out wherever they find themselves. it is tough to study under intense and unfriendly atmosphere of the university and return back home with questionable degree.The university is mine.!
    I salute the courage of the vice chancellor of the university and determination of the disciplinary committee of the university to fish out the bag eggs among its students and lecturers.There is a need for rigorous overhaul of the academics and students community.The university must strengthen its ethical standards.Lecturers should be mandated to take classes on professional ethics and their commitments and resolve to abide at all times must be in writing.
    God bless Ekiti State University.
    God bless Nigeria.

    Cyril Ogbesetuyi
    BSC(UNAD), ACA, CIA, CISA, CFE.
    Is a project Manager and head of contingency planning ,
    Walmart Inc.USA.

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