Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, a spokesman for the University of Benin, said there has been no report from the panel set up to investigate a 400-level student, Peace Ufuoma, who is being investigated for alleged exam cheating.
During her signing out parade, Ufuoma was the center of attention after she wore a controversial blouse with the inscription “aggressive malpractice brought me this far.”
In an interview with SaharaReporters, Ehanire denied online rumors that the college had asked Ufuoma to resubmit her 200-level tests.
On Wednesday, it was reported that the student had been asked to rewrite all of her papers from level two to level four.
According to the article, the school administration believes Peace Ufuoma should be used as a scapegoat to teach all students at the University of Benin that examination malpractice is not tolerated.
However, in an interview with SaharaReporters, Ehanire stated that the report was false.
She said, “The current report online is fake. The University is following due process; panels have been set up to investigate her claims and the panels are yet to submit their report to the management who will consider the report. It is not something as straightforward as people are portraying it to be. The University is following due process.”
Last Monday, the University of Benin’s Department of Microbiology formed a committee to investigate the results of a female student who wore a provocative shirt to her graduation.
A video of the young lady, Peace Ufuoma, wearing a blouse that read “aggressive malpractice brought me this far” went popular on social media.
The institution’s administration began investigating all of the lady’s results in a meeting on Tuesday, July 13, and a report is expected within a week.
The memo, which was spotted online, was signed by the department’s head, S.E Omonigho, and directed to Prof I. O Enabulele, who would be in charge of the committee.