One of the masterminds of a fake results racketeering gang in the State College of Education, Ilorin has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), Kwara State branch.
This was disclosed to newsmen from a reliable source in the department on Monday.
Only last week, the Provost of the college, Professor Yusuf Abdulrahman, disclosed that thousands of fake results issued in the name of the institution had been discovered following a revalidation exercise carried out by the college.
It was gathered that the Department of State Services (DSS) had been detailed to track one of the masterminds identified as a dismissed staff of the institution.
It was further discovered that the non-teaching staff of the institution were fingered in the fake results scam, while lecturers were vindicated.
The Provost who disclosed that some of the college staff were behind the issuance of the fake results, said the discovery was made during the revalidation exercise carried out in collaboration with the state Ministry of Education, State Universal Basic Education Board, and the State Teaching Service Commission, to ascertain the genuineness of results being paraded by their staff.
He noted that such fake results had been used to secure jobs in some establishments and agencies in the state.
A credible source in the institution said “there are thousands of fake results outside that were given to students from this school.
“We went to SUBEB, State Teaching Service Commission, Ministry of Education and asked them to do verification of results.
“Many of them have come back and we have discovered that many of the results were fake, produced by our people,” the source added.
He uncovered that a considerable number of the staff of the institution were taken to the workplace of the DSS, however, the teaching staff were absolved on the grounds that, “we don’t have a problem with our lecturers”.
The Provost said his administration has been able to clear the rot and sanitize the system for efficiency and effectiveness.
He offered thanks to the state government and other partners for their mediation in the school’s framework and others, saying, “it is a new dawn in the institution neglected before the emergence of the new administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.