Men of the Department of State Service (DSS), have arrested no fewer than six (6) staff of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre over their alleged involvement in aiding and abetting examination malpractices.
the six staff who have been at the DSS custody for five days were arrested at the instance of the institutions authorities.
However, the Academic Staff Union of the University, has said that none of its members was arrested.
They were accused of complicity in smuggling scripts for students writing examinations, fabrications of CBT results and falsification of clearance most students who have disciplinary cases.
It was gathered that those picked up by the security agency were top officials of the Distance Learning Centre who could not be left out in the examination process.
Director of Communications at the university, Mr. Tunji Oladejo confirmed the arrest and said that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka invited the security into the case.
Meanwhile the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter has said that no single academic staff was involved in examination malpractices in her Distance Learning Center (DLC).
The Chairman, ASUU UI, Professor Deji Omole while reacting to some newspaper reports said those arrested by the DSS were non-academic staff in the technical unit of the DLC.
Omole lashed out at the Director of Public Communications of the University Olatunji Oladejo who some papers attributed the story to as misinforming the public.
Seven non-academic staff of the Distance learning center of the Institution were picked up by the DSS last week thursday over their alleged involvement in aiding and abeting examination malpractices and compromising the integrity of examinations.
The ASUU boss who stated the Union is not against punishing anyone linked to the fraud.
Apart from the fact that the University committee, Omole said that ASUU has a standing committee on ethics and standard dealing with ethical and unethical issues.
He however said it will not take it lightly when her members are wrongly accused.