JAMB rejects the apology of a repentant candidate who cheated 21 years ago.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rejected the apology of a repentant candidate who asked for forgiveness for engaging in examination malpractice when he wrote the University Matriculation Examination (UME) now Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) twenty-one years ago.
“With regret and sincere apology to JAMB, I, Timipade Kemepade, with Certificate No. 33208803GA confess that l participated in examination malpractice 21 years ago while sitting my JAMB examination.I, therefore, seek the forgiveness of JAMB. I sincerely regret my youthful exuberance,” the letter reads in part.
However, the Board, in response to Mr. Kemepade, stated that the apology and consequent admission of guilt are
“rejected in their entirety and are, therefore, not admissible.”
Consequently, Mr. Kemepade was informed by the Board that the condition for accepting his apology is his willingness to forfeit all the certificates he had fraudulently acquired with the result of the University Matriculation only examination.