[Abuja]–A civil group, Concerned Stakeholders in Education and Governance has accused the officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) of hacking the website of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and has urged the police authority to immediately investigate the union.
This is contained in a statement signed by the President of the group, Bala Kuta and its Secretary General, Silas Awulu, where the group cited the statement credited to Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole who called for the sack of the Registrar of JAMB and scrapping of the Board.
According to the group, it sees Dr Omole’s tirade against JAMB and its Registrar as part of a larger conspiracy to sabotage the admission process to favour the syndicates that some dubious lecturers, who are no doubt ASUU members, use for populating the nation’s higher institutions with mediocre students.
“We also demand that the Police should further probe the hackers of the JAMB website to see if there is any nexus between the criminals and members of ASUU, University of Ibadan that they can go any length to destroy Professor Oloyede and his good reforms for Nigeria.”
“recall that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested five suspects in this regard. We think that it is no coincidence that some of these suspects were arrested in Oyo state, where Dr Omole is based, in addition to the others caught in Ogun and Borno state.” The statement added.
“Even as it tries to remove the speck from another’s eye, in the ultimate insult to Nigerians, ASUU has refused to address the numerous cases of cultism, examination malpractice and sexual abuses perpetrated by its members on Nigerian campuses.
“It is therefore ridiculous that it has appointed itself into a tribunal over the Governing Board of JAMB.”
The group further calls on the the University of Ibadan Chapter of ASUU and Dr Omole to apologize to Nigerians for calling for the scrapping of JAMB.
THE PAGE had earlier reported that the Joint Action Coalition of Civil Society Organization for Transparency in Governance has endorsed the on-going reforms and innovations introduced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ease admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions, while condemning the recent criticism from members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Please Follow Us @ThePageNg