“JAMB is a total failure” — UI ASUU Chairman

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  • Says the board now serves the agenda of  proprietors of private universities.

[Ibadan]–Dr. Deji Omole, the chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has declared that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as currently led by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede is a total failure.

Speaking on behalf of the Union, the chairman lamented about the problems being encountered by candidates to register for the examination saying the nation could no longer trust the future of the younger generation to a body that failed to conduct mock examination.

He consequently declared that the board has outlived its usefulness and reducing the standard of offering admission to students, hence, it must be scrapped immediately to allow universities set a new standard of admission.

“Why will anybody make life difficult for candidates whose parents are struggling to live under the terrible condition the government has made them to live in?

“This is where people are duping Nigerian children.

“This is a total failure.

“Students must have at least three months for registration, its procedure must be open and their options to public universities must not be limited to serve the agenda of the proprietors of private universities”, he argued.

The angry chairman subsequently called for the removal of Board’s Registrar, saying that is the most approriate thing to do at the moment.

“Since Prof Oloyede did not consider it appropriate to resign after failing the whole nation, I think the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, should not hesitate to sack him.” He concluded.

It should be recalled that the board had earlier said that the registration which was scheduled to hold for six weeks will hold for just one month as such registration ends on April 19.

After which the Nigerian Green chamber,House of Representatives, on Tuesday, April 4, summoned the  Registrar, Prof Is’haq Oloyede and mandated the Committee on Basic Education to direct JAMB to extend the one month deadline by at least another month, for the registration of candidates for the UTME in order to create more space for prospective applicants.

Later, the board on Saturday, April 8, announced the extension of registration date for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from April 19 to May 5, while it postponed the 2017 UMTE from May 13 to May 20.

Similarly, the Mock Examination earlier slated for Saturday, April 8, 2017 was put on hold.

Oloyede, had since attributed the challenges being faced by applicants across registration centres to the uncooperative posture of some centres.

The board had innovated a contemporary sale of application method, which led to the elimination of scratch cards.

It also adopted a cost saving procedure, the ‘PIN Vending System’, which is said to be a secured system that has redressed the sharp practices associated with the use of scratch cards.




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