The identity of the University of Benin female graduate in a viral video wearing a shirt glorifying exam malpractice has been revealed.
In the video, the female graduate had an inscription on her signing out shirt that ascribed her academic success to ‘aggressive malpractice’.
“Aggressive malpractice brought me this far”, the inscription reads. The excited graduand seemed not to care as she showed off the shirt while giving dance moves.
The video attracted wide condemnation from Nigerians who believed it sends wrong signals to younger generation.
Many Uniben graduates felt insulted and expressed their worries that the lady’s behavior might cast aspersion on the university and its products.
The identity of the lady has now been exposed as Peace Ufuoma and the University Management has launched a probe into the academic credentials of the erring fresh graduate, according to Campus Gist.
Ufoma reportedly graduated from Microbiology Department, Faculty of Life Sciences in the university.
It was gathered that the student is to be summoned before a Disciplinary Panel over the video. If found wanting, she may be dismissed or have her certificate withheld.
Exam malpractice is a serious offence in most university and leads to arraignment before disciplinary committees, with various consequences including expulsion.
A top official of the institution who spoke in an exclusive chat with Campus Gist on Monday, while craving anonymity, lamented that the lady’s actions had brought shame to the University.
“The character exhibited by the student is not a true reflection of who we are as an institution of learning – our training, discipline, norms and tradition. We raise and award our certificates to only deserving graduands both in character and learning,” the official said.
“I think if this is allowed to slide, it would set a bad precedent. The worse is yet to come. Some people might feel Uniben doesn’t have a standard anymore and we produce jokers as graduates,” said a former Union leader of the school.
“I personally find this shameful and a slap on Uniben as an institution, a top institution at that”, an alumni of the University commented in one of the platforms where the video was reposted.