*Exams end Wednesday
By Martin Paul in Abuja
Candidates, who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), have called on the joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to prosecute all those arrested for irregularities during the examinations which ends today across the country.
The candidates averred that the action of those connected with established cases of malpractices, were detrimental to “some of us who genuinely sat for the examinations without cheating”.
Master Ibrahim Yenusa, who sat for the examination at Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja, said the perpetrators were anti-quality education and should be dealt with accordingly.
“We prepared for the examination, even registered for the mock, which was free of any charge, and an eye opener to how the examination is, but they resorted to bringing mercenaries to write the exams for them. We ae no fools, but we have to follow rules and regulations.
“If every parent was doing what others do, where would everybody be at the end of the examinations? So, I wish they should be prosecuted”, he said.
Another candidate, Miss Mercy Udoka, condemned the use of mercenary to sit for matriculation examinations, saying this singular action had contributed to the falling standard of university education in the country.
“I was told the introduction of Post-UTME was sequel to some candidates, who scored higher marks at JAMB matriculation examinations, but failed to perform when they entered the university.
“Today, we the younger generations are suffering because of this. How would one complete secondary education, sit for matriculation exams into university and still be subjected to post-UTME? This should not be so, but for some parents and mercenaries assisting in perpetrating malpractices in examinations”, she said.
Earlier reports stated that over 50 persons had been arrested, while helping candidates to write the examination.
Another report stated that a university professor was caught assisting his child.