Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) apprehended at least 167 impostors during the just concluded Post University Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, of the institution. The arrested persons have been handed over to the police.
The university’s director of information, Dr. Emma Ojukwu said the affected persons would be charged to court soon.
Of the 30, 477 candidates who made the university their first choice institution and were invited for the Post–UTME, only 28,233 candidates turned up for the examination.
According to Ojukwu, it was noticed that following the stringent measures adopted by the University for the examination, many fraudulent candidates did not turn up for the screening for fear of being detected.
“The University’s newly acquired Biometric Data Capturing Machines were fully deployed whereby candidates’ finger prints were matched with what we already have on our data base.
“There was also physical verification of claimed documents. The shortfall of 2,244 candidates who did not present themselves for screening may not be unconnected with the stringent processes of screening which eliminated impersonation to a large extent,” Ojukwu said.
According to him, investigation of those arrested for impersonation and other malpractices showed that parents encouraged their wards to cheat, insisting that admission into the University was purely on merit.
“It is on record that some persons, including staff of the University who collected money to assist candidates secure admission could not succeed last year.
“As a result a staff of the university abandoned his work and ran away till today. The other one whose case was reported to the University administration has been dismissed from the university.
“It is also important to inform the public that some criminals have opened Facebook pages in the name of our Vice-chancellor, Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku. Our vice-chancellor has no Facebook account or page.”
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).
The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.
Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.
He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.
Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary — Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is a temporary measure.
He explained on Saturday that this measure was pending the conclusion of the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
Ngige who clarified the position of the government team during Friday’s negotiation with ASUU said that it was not true that the government had abandoned IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on IPPIS.
“I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS, it is not true.
“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim for the transition period that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cybersecurity. For those transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.
“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”
Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer
This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.
The state government assured that there will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.
“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties,” the statement partly read.
“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.”
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