The State Security Service (SSS) has arrested six staff of the University of Ibadan for alleged involvement in examination malpractices.
The six staff who were top officials of the Distance Learning Centre of the University were reportedly arrested at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Idowu Olayinka.
Their arrest followed alleged complicity in smuggling scripts for students writing examinations, fabrications of CBT results and falsification of clearance for students.
The suspects included Edward Eborgu (Head of UI DLC Software Unit), Kehinde Ajao (Head, Student Support), Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media Representative), Ademola Okunola (IT personnel), one Lanre (IT personnel) and one David in the Director’s office.
He said that the Vice-Chancellor was miffed by the development and directed a thorough investigation of the matter.
It was gathered that information leading to the arrest of the six staff came from students who had been arrested during the ongoing examinations and a complaint by students about illegal dealings of some non-teaching staff.