By John Ikani
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has denied reports that it ordered a 400-level student, Peace Ufuoma, who is under probe for alleged exam malpractice to rewrite exams from 200 Level.
The spotlight has been on Ufuoma, after a video went viral on social media featuring the young lady wearing a shirt that reads “aggressive malpractice brought me this far.”
In a meeting on Tuesday, July 13, the management of the institution begun investigating all the results of the lady and a report is to be given within a week.
The memo sighted online, was signed by the department’s head, S.E Omonigho, and directed to one Prof I. O Enabulele to head the committee.
On Wednesday reports went viral that the student was asked to rewrite all her papers from her level two till the end of level four.
The report also alleged that the school management is of the opinion that Ufuoma should be used as a scapegoat to tell every student of the University of Benin that examination malpractices are not allowed within her walls.
However, spokesperson for the University, Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, told newsmen that there has been no report yet from the panel set up to investigate Ufuoma, who is under probe for alleged exam malpractice.
According to the spokesperson, “The current report online is fake. The University is following due process; panels have been set up to investigate her claims and the panels are yet to submit their report to the management who will consider the report. It is not something as straightforward as people are portraying it to be. The University is following due process.”