A candidate, Timipade Kemepade, has written to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) asking for forgiveness over his involvement in examination malpractice in the course of obtaining the result of the University Matriculation Examination (UME) now known Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which he wrote 21 years ago.
The man, according to JAMB in its just released bulletin, blamed youthful exuberance for his misconduct.
Kemepade’s plea was contained in a letter addressed to JAMB titled: “Restitution on my
JAMB Result 21 Years Ago.”
The letter read in part: “With regret and sincere apology to JAMB, 1, Timipade Kemepade, with Certificate No. 33208803GA confess that l participated in examination malpractice 21 years ago while sitting my JAMB examination.”
The letter continued, “I, therefore, seek the forgiveness of JAMB. I sincerely regret my youthful exuberance.”
However, the Board, in response to Mr. Kemepade, stated that the apology and consequent admission of guilt were “rejected in their entirety and are, therefore, not admissible.”
Consequently, Kemepade was informed by the Board that the condition for accepting his apology was his willingness to forfeit all the certificates he had fraudulently acquired with the result of the UME.