Six officials of the university of Ibadan has been arrested by the Department of state Security DSS for examination malpractice.
According to investigation, the officials allegedly smuggled scripts into the exam hall to students, forged Computer Based Test results; and falsified clearance mostly for students who have student disciplinary cases among others.
It was gathered that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof Idowu Olayinka handed over the six officials to the Department of the State Security over examination malpractice.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the officials were arrested last Friday and had been cooling their heels in the custody of the DSS before they were released on Monday on administrative bail .
Confirming the development, the Director DLC UI centre, Prof Soji Aremu, said that some staff of the centre compromised in helping some students during examination.
He said, “It was the management that caught them and handed them over to the DSS, for us to have the full report.
“They have been released on administrative bail after owing up to the crime committed. It is a plus to the management for fishing out the bad eggs and handing them over for the law to take it’s full course.”
According to Mr Tunji Oladejo, the Director of Communications, UI, “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,” Oladejo added.