- Security operatives nabbed two identical twins for alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
- The lookalike brothers were caught at the University of Maiduguri centre, Borno state
- The twins were apprehended after they had tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the exam centre
Two identical twins have been arrested for alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), at the University of Maiduguri centre, Borno.
BabaganaGutti, Chief Examiner Officer in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the twins were apprehended by the security operatives on Saturday in Maiduguri.
Gutti said that the lookalike brothers tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the centre.
He said one of them tried to sit for the examination on behalf of his brother.
The JAMB official explained that one, HussainAndulhammeed, was captured in the biometric registration for the Compute Base Test (CBT), adding that the second persons Hassan took advantage of their semblance and sat for the examination in place of his brother.
“We do not suspect foul play until one of the invigilators noticed the other identical twin outside the examination hall.
“The invigilator became curious and asked him few questions; but not satisfied with answers he put them together for verification.
“It is unfortunate our findings showed that he was in the examination hall in place of his brother,” he said.
Gutti added that the candidates had been penalised and handed over to security personnel.
He explained that the examination was going smoothly in the eight designated centres in the state.
NAN report that about 1,700 candidates registered for the examination in the state.
In a previous report, some candidates, who sat for the first session of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), on Saturday, March 10, commended JAMB as few panicked due to their unfamiliarity with the use of computers.
AbayomiOtubela, the proprietor of Lagooz Schools Agege, Lagos, whose school serves as one of the UTME centres, announced this to the parents of the candidates at the waiting lodge in the centre.
Otubela said some candidates had difficulties navigating through the computers, which made them to panic.