The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rejected an apology by a candidate, Timipade Kemepade, who confessed to having cheated during his Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 21 years ago, then called UME.
JAMB said the plea was contained in a letter addressed titled “restitution on my JAMB result 21 years ago”.
The letter reads in part; “With regret and sincere apology to JAMB, I, Timipade Kemepade, with Certificate No. 33208803GA, confess that I participated in examination malpractice 21 years ago while sitting my JAMB examination,” the letter read.
“I, therefore, seek the forgiveness of JAMB. I sincerely regret my youthful exuberance.”
JAMB said it told Kemepade, in its reply to the letter, that the only way it would accept the apology is for him to forfeit all the certificates he had acquired with the result of the said UME.
It said admissions of guilt are “rejected in their entirety and are, therefore, not admissible.”
“Kemepade was informed by the board that the only condition for accepting his apology is his willingness to forfeit all the certificates he had fraudulently acquired with the result of the UME,” JAMB said.
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