JAMB Battles Sponsored Attacks, Says Registrar

Written by Akeem Alao

Professor Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has expressed dissatisfaction over a campaign of calumny against the board.

Oloyede addressed the issue on Thursday in Abuja at the open presentation of a suspect, Cletus, a 20-year-old, who allegedly doctored his Unified Tertiary Admissions Examination result, to newsmen.
The board had on June 24, presented a 19-year-old, Eche, who allegedly falsified his UTME result, yet wrote a letter of complaint to the board for presenting him with two results.

The registrar condemned the fraudulent trend, stressing that it was unfortunate that the board was making efforts to serve the public yet it was being frustrated by fraudulent persons.

“This is especially when cases that were meant to be investigated were not appropriately done,” he said.
“We believe that there is an organised and sponsored campaign against JAMB for whatever reason,” he added.

“We have no apology, but will want the public, who might be misinformed to always know the situation at hand and the gravity of what we do,” he intoned.

“This campaign going on against JAMB is done by people who knowingly or unknowingly, are inadvertently employed to do this.”
“At the appropriate time, we will come out to tell the people what is really going on but there is a personal war, you will see that soon,’’ he said.

Fuming with indignation, the Registrar stressed that many of such campaigns were done through complaints that the board issued double results to candidates who sat for the 2019/20 UTME among other complaints.

Oloyede asserted that some of the people who made the claims were simply leveraging Nigerian factor because most accusations were not properly investigated before undergoing public judgements.

The registrar said instead they preferred to go elsewhere to cry foul instead of approaching the board.


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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