A member of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Advisory
Committee against Corruption, Benedicta Daudu, is currently embroiled in
allegation that she cheated in an examination at the University of Jos
(UNIJOS), on May 4, 2016. Premium Times report.
|President Muhammadu Buhari|
Mrs Daudu is among the Presidential Advisory Committee against
Corruption, headed by prominent law professor and civil rights
campaigner, Itse Sagay, and made up of mainly university professors,
they are the intellectual wing of Mr Buhari’s anti-corruption war, and
the mandate of the committee includes advising the President on the
implementation of required reforms in Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign
and criminal justice system.
Meanwhile, Mrs Daudu, who is an associate professor of law and head of
the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the Faculty of
Law in UNIJOS, was allegedly caught cheating while writing an
examination for a Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy in the
Faculty of Social Sciences of the same university.
According to Premium Times she was accused of sneaking in prepared
answers, also referred to as “chokes” by students, during the
examination for the Global Context in Public Policy course.
|Mrs Benedicta Daudu | Photo Credit: Daily Trust|
The matter was subsequently reported to the university’s examination
committee source said, but some students and faculty claimed there were
attempts at cover ups by the university authorities.
But the Dean, Faculty of Social Science of the University, Prof. Ezekiel
Best, said it was not true that authorities were trying to cover up the
“I was not even around when the incident happened,” Mr. Best told
PREMIUM TIMES. “So I don’t have all the details at this time. But there
is nothing like that that we are doing nothing about it.”
The Coordinator of the Research and Public Policy programme, Prof.
Bonaventure Haruna, however, said he reported the matter to Dean Best.
“I report to the Dean,” he said. “I don’t report to any other person. So
call the Dean of Social Science and ask him. He takes the next action.”
When Prof Best was confronted with Prof. Haruna’s claim, he simply said,
“Whatever Prof. Haruna said is correct. He is the head of department.”
When contacted for comments, the affected professor, Mrs Daudu,
repeatedly hung up the phone after questions on the incident was posed
She declined to answer subsequent calls made to her mobile phone. She also did not respond to a text message sent to her
(Culled from Premium Times)