- Category: Politics
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:26
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
The authorities of the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsuka has ordered an immediate cancellation of its ongoing Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) over reports of leakage of the question papers for the test. The three-day screening exercise which commenced on Monday for candidates who chose science and
other related courses was called- off on Tuesday upon discovery of massive irregularities in the conduct of the exam.
Elombah.com gathered that the authorities got wind of the leakage when invigilators on Tuesday were shocked to see students already shading correct answers on their answers sheets even before question papers were distributed.
They immediately confronted the students and were told of how the questions and answers were purchased.
Obviously embarrassed by the development, the School authority immediately cancelled the examination and rescheduled it for July 27th and 28th.
Several attempt made by Elombah.com to get comments from the school's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bartho Okolo, on the development yielded no fruit, but sources within the school administration confirmed the development.
One of the candidates who confessed buying the answers alleged that a yet to be identified Staff of the university leaked the questions.
Lamenting the inconveniences the postponement has caused them, one of the prospective undergraduates asked why the institution could allow itself to be caught off guard.
In his words; “Why do things like this happen in a university like this? I paid for a hotel room and I was supposed to vacate tomorrow. With this development, I don’t know what to do because I don’t have money to pay for another day in the hotel."