The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Lagos today, Friday despite the measures put in place to stamp out impersonation and other forms of examination malpractice, desperate individuals still attempted to commit the offence.
“It has come to our notice that a lady was caught at the Rainbow Digital Tech centre, one of the centres for the examination in Kano, trying to impersonate by way of trying to sit for the examination for a candidate. On interrogation, it was discovered that the said lady is a medical student of the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.
He said that the second suspect is an undergraduate of the University of Benin.
“We will like to state in clear terms that the board has zero tolerance for such an offence and related crimes aimed at undermining the integrity of its examination and its processes.
“We have been briefed about these developments; at the appropriate time, they will face the full wrath of the law.”
The 2019 UTME commenced on April 11 in 678 centres across Nigeria.