Sunday, 20 September 2015

UNIZIK arrests 167 for impersonation

Authorities of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka said a total of 167 persons were arrested for impersonation during the 2015 Post UTME of the in­stitution.

The University Director of Information and Public Rela­tions, Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu who disclosed this in a press statement issued yesterday noted that due to stringent processes deployed by the University, many fraudulent candidates did not turn up for the screening to avoid being detected.

He said the university’s newly acquired Biometric Data Capturing Machines were fully deployed where candidates’ finger prints were matched with what they al­ready have on the data base while there was also physical verification of claimed docu­ments presented by the can­didates.

The statement noted that the figures released did not include affiliated institu­tions such as Federal Col­lege of Education Technical Umunze, Enugu State Col­lege of Education Technical, Auchi Polytechnic, and Pope John Paul II Major Seminary Okpuno since a date has not been fixed for their screening.

According to the state­ment, candidates’ results will be uploaded to the univer­sity portal while checking of result is free. Ojukwu also noted that the University re­frained from sending candi­date’s result to their phones when it discovered that some candidates used cyber cafe phone numbers which can easily be manipulated.

He said that based on in­vestigations, some parents encourage their wards to cheat in examinations as some of the impersonators caught revealed that some parents paid for the service.

“We deplore the despera­tion of these parents. These parents are the ones criticis­ing the university because they are afraid their nefarious activities will be detected. This is wrong and bad ex­ample that will lead to no­where.”

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