The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has rejected the plea of a repentant candidate, named Mr. Timipade Kemepade, who was involved in examination malpractice 21 years ago.
The repentant candidate had written to JAMB asking for forgiveness, following his involvement in examination malpractice in the course of obtaining the result of the University Matriculation Examination, UME, as UTME was known then.
Kemepade had put the blame for his misconduct on youthful exuberance.
He made his plea in a letter he addressed to JAMB titled, ‘Restitution on my JAMB Result 21 Years Ago.’
The letter read 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 for my JAMB examination.
“I, therefore, seek the forgiveness of JAMB. I sincerely regret my youthful exuberance.”
But, the board, in its response to Mr. Kemepade, stated that the apology and consequent admission of guilt are “rejected in their entirety and are, therefore, not admissible.”
The board consequently informed Kemepade that the only condition for the acceptance of his apology is his willingness to forfeit all the certificates he had fraudulently acquired with the result of the UME where he cheated.