National Open University alerts public to fake examination questionnaire

National Open University alerts public to fake examination questionnaire

- Students of the National Open University have been warned against some examination questionnaires being circulated

- The questionnaires, the school authorities said are been circulated by one Henry Osas

- According to NOUN’s director of media and publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, the questionnaire was being circulated as a document emanating from the university

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has alerted students, security agencies and the general public to the circulation of fake examination questionnaire purportedly from the institution on social media.

Ibrahim Sheme, NOUN’s director, media and publicity, in statement on Wednesday, April 24, in Abuja, said the questionnaire did not emanate from the institution and urged the public to disregard it.

"The attention of NOUN has been drawn to a publication in the social media in which a purported examination questionnaire titled “School of Education Course Code GST 103” was circulated as a document emanating from the University.

“In the fake exam sheet, four questions were posed, built around President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent statement on the Nigerian youth. Each question was said to attract 30 marks if answered correctly.

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“The so-called examination questionnaire issued by “Henry Osas” had nothing to do with NOUN as all our exams were concluded long before His Excellency, the president’s visit to the United Kingdom where he delivered the speech Osas quoted.

“Even though some might consider the document invented and circulated by “Henry Osas” and his co-travellers as a mere social media joke, we believe that the use of the hallowed name of the National Open University of Nigeria and its official logo to transmit the joke was done with mischief," Sheme said.

He said that the institution took serious exception to the use of its well-respected identity for such unpatriotic and unbecoming behaviour.

Sheme added that NOUN had filed a formal complaint with the security agencies with a plea to fish out the culprit(s) behind this mischief with the view to taking the appropriate legal action against them.

Meanwhile, earlier that two inmates of the Kirikiri Prison in Lagos enrolled for different doctorate degree at the National Open University of Nigeria.

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The inmates, gathered were among three others that were awarded masters' degree by the university's vice chancellor.

The Nigeria Prison Service in its reaction said the NPS had empowered many inmates with education from secondary to masters’ degree level as part of efforts to reform the prisoners.

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