Applicant Teachers Arrested over Forged Results in Kwara
As screening for the Kwara State teachers’ recruitment exercise began in Ilorin, the state capital on Monday, five applicants – including a disengaged sunset teacher – were arrested for presenting fake NCE certificates.
Press secretary to the ministry of education and human capital development, Kamaldeen Yakub Ali-Agan, said in a statement on Monday that the arrests were made as the government commenced the result verification/interview phase of the recruitment exercise.
According to him, the five applicants are Tanu Suleiman from Baruten local government; a disengaged Sunset teacher Ibrahim M. Salihu from Baruten local government; Abdulrasaq Abdulakeem from Asa local government; Mohammed Ismaila from Baruten local government area; and Mohammed Abubakar also from Baruten local government.
Aliagan further explained that Suleiman, Ismaila and Abubakar were caught with fake NCE results from Kwara State College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi while the duo of Salihu and Abdulraheem were caught with fake NCE results from Kwara State College of Education, Oro.
The results of the applicants’ CBT are as follows: Mohammed Ismaila 42%; Ibrahim M. Salihu 48%; Tanu Suleiman 53%; Mohammed Abubakar 63%; and Abdulrasaq Abdulakeem 52%, he said.
Aliagan’s statement explained that the applicants have been handed over to security agencies for further investigations.
Meanwhile, a number of applicants were sighted fleeing the centre of the interview, and observers said a number of them may be guilty of result counterfeiting and jittery that they may be caught.
As it is, applicants from Ilorin South, Isin, Oke Ero, Ekiti who had earlier been scheduled to appear for interview and results verification on Tuesday March 16 have been rescheduled for Monday March 22.
Aliagan said “This is to due to the fact that the Monday exercise started a bit behind schedule, so the panels were only able to interview applicants from Asa and Baruten LGAs. Therefore, applicants from Edu and Patigi will now be attended to on Tuesday, March 16. The government regrets the inconveniences this may cause to everyone involved.”
A total of 9, 991 applicants were said to have gotten the required cutoff marks in the two categories of the recruitment exercise, therefore qualifying them for the results verification/interview stage of the process.
The figures comprise 5, 116 (SUBEB applicants) and 4, 875 (TESCOM applicants).
Applicants had been mandated to come to the venue of the interview with the original and photocopies of their certificates and result checkers (scratch card) for O levels.
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