By Peter Duru
MAKURDIâ€”Benue State University BSU, has constituted a probe panel to investigate an alleged leakage of its Post UME screening examination papers in one of its screening centers by a yet to be fingered official.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Paul Akase Sorkaa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Makurdi, stressed that the university has consequently nullified the screening examination conducted for incoming students of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Prof. Sorkaa stressed that the university has been reputed for sustaining high educational standards, assuring that management of the institution would do all it takes to sustain its standard despite daunting challenges.
The Vice Chancellor explained that the schoolâ€™s Faculty of Social Sciences received applications from over 6,000 candidates at the last UME which prompted management to make arrangements to have the candidates screened at an additional venue at Government Model Secondary School, Makurdi, as the facilities at the institution would not be able to accommodate the number of candidates seeking admission into the faculty.
He stated that the institutionâ€™s management discovered that at one of the venues of the examination, a supervisor was said to have administered the question papers on some candidates one hour earlier than scheduled hence making a mess of the entire exercise.
According to him, the institution was left with no other choice than to cancel the examination involving the social science candidates since it would be unfair for others to partake in the exercise after some candidates had earlier on done theirs.
â€œManagement discovered this anomaly and decided to cancel the screening examination for all programmes of the Faculty of Social Sciences which comprises Mass Communication, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Geography.