JAMB facing sponsored attacks, says Oloyede

Written by on July 5, 2019

Professor Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said that he was sure of a sponsored campaign against the efforts of the board.

Oloyede said this on Thursday in Abuja while presenting another suspect to newsmen, Cletus, a 20-year-old, who allegedly falsified his Unified Tertiary Admissions Examination result.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that 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 frowned at the fraudulent trend, saying that it was unfortunate that the board was making efforts to serve the public yet it was being discouraged by detractors.This is especially when cases that were meant to be investigated were not appropriately done.

“We believe that there is an organised and sponsored campaign against JAMB for whatever reason.

“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.

“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.

He noted that many of such campaigns were done through complaints of the board issuing double results to candidates who sat for the 2019/20 UTME among other complaints.

Oloyede said that some of the people who make the claims were aware of the Nigerian factor where 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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