JAMB Bans Parents from Following Candidates to Exam Centers

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned parents from following their children to examination centers.

While disclosing this during the inspection of some registration centers in Kwara State on Friday April 16, 2021, the JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, stated that the ban is aimed at avoiding distractions and congestion.

According to Oloyede, parents who follow their wards to the examination centers are a distraction to both the student and the centers.

“It has been discovered that the parents and guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID — 19 protocols,” Oloyede said.

Advising parents and guardians to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary, the registrars said, “For example, a 14 or 15-year-old [candidate] is not mature enough to undergo the process of registration and university pressure and are vulnerable to exploitation by scammers out there.”

He called on the state ministries of education and relevant stakeholders saddled with the responsibility of enrollment of students into secondary schools to ensure the students’ true age before given them admission to secondary schools.

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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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