ASUU, VCS DIFFER ON JAMB TURNING TO REVENUE GENERATING ORGANISATION

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar • Stakeholders want funds used in varsities • Seek review of candidates’ registration fees Stakeholders have questioned the continued funding of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as well as its role in the entire education sector as data released by the office of the registrar puts its three-year revenue figure at N18.4 billion.JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said he had, since assumption of office in 2016, remitted N7.8 billion, N5.6 billion and N5 billion for 2017, 2018 and 2019 as proceeds from the…

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HAJJ COMMISSION OFFERS BEST JAMB CANDIDATES FREE PILGRIMAGE

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said the National Hajj Commission has requested the details of some top scoring candidates in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to perform the holy pilgrimage for free . The board said some commercial banks in the country have also demanded the top 100 UTME candidates for scholarships to study in tertiary institutions across the country. The board stated this in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday , adding that such offers were a “ demonstration of the acceptability and…

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MANY CORRUPT NIGERIAN LEADERS STARTED WITH EXAMS FRAUD – JAMB

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it is determined to sanitise the examination sub-sector in Nigeria, noting that many corrupt leaders started  with examination malpractices. JAMB stated this in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Sunday. The board said, “Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, most of the measures deployed to fight corruption, more often than not, fail to yield desired results. If the malaise of corruption is not holistically addressed at the stage of examination malpractice, which is…

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JAMB TO REVALIDATE DATA OF ITS FORMER APPLICANTS IN THE PAST 10 YEARS

JAMB set to revalidate biometrics of candidates over last 10 years Guardian Nigeria / 10 hours ago [FILES] UTME center The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will revalidate the biometrics of all candidates who have participated in its examination in the last 10 years. This is contained in a statement by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, issued on Sunday in Lagos. According to the statement, the revalidation has become necessary in a bid to detect impersonation. Benjamin said it had become a norm, each year,…

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8O UTME CANDIDATES FACING TRIAL FOR EXAMINATION FRAUD

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that no fewer than 80 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates nationwide are undergoing prosecution for various cases of malpractice and fraud in the 2019 examination. The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this in a meeting with journalists in Abuja on Thursday. He added that apart from the 80 standing trial, a number of candidates had been jailed for malpractices in the last two months. He did not specify the number of those jailed. The registrar noted that although…

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ANOTHER JAMBITE ARRESTED FOR UPGRADING HIS SCORES, SEE PIX

The suspect A 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidate allegedly involved in faking of result, has been arrested by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Abuja. The suspect, Cletus Kokowa, was arrested on Thursday, by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, when he visited JAMB office to complain after he employed fraudsters to upgrade his scores from 162 to 206, but was duped. The candidate, with Registration Number 95329290ED, from Bayelsa State, confessed he contacted the syndicate through a Whatsapp group and paid N10,000 to them for the…

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FORGERY: JAMB WITHDRAWS RESULTS OF FOUR CADNDIDATES

Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede Share THE Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has withdrawn and invalidated the results of four candidates found to have been involved in the illicit attempt to fake their 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results. The affected candidates are: Adah Eche with Registration Number 97512230IB; Taiwo Abisola Omowumi​ with Registration Number 97049254GG; Vincent Onyinyechi Prisca with Registration Number 96531098BC and Sofodun Afolasade Zainab with Registration Number 96634599GA. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja by…

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JAMB SAYS NO TO ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW UNIVERSITIES

Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has called on the Federal Government to place an embargo on the establishment of new universities. Oloyede stated this during the 4th convocation lecture of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state this weekend. The Registrar, in the board’s Weekly Bulletin released by JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said efforts should rather be geared towards developing existing universities in the country. He said: “A situation where universities are only established to massage the ego of rich individuals…

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JAMB EXPLAINS WHY SOME CANDIDATES HAVE MULTIPLE RESULTS

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says no hopeful of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has more than one outcome. The board expressed this in its week by week announcement discharged from the workplace of the Registrar on Sunday in Abuja, NAN reports. The announcement cited the Head, Media, and Publications, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, as saying that hopefuls with more than one outcome were either deceitful or casualties of examination syndicates. As per him, the board has proof of certain hopefuls who paid cash to syndicates to…

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COURT REMANDS LADY WHO ALLEGED SNAKE SWALLOWED 35MIL JAMB MONEY

An FCT High Court Maitama on Friday remanded Philomina Chieshe and five other Joint Admission and Matriculation Board officials, over their involvement in the missing N35 million from sales of JAMB e-card in Benue. She was arraigned alongside Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) arraigned her and others on eight counts bordering on refusal to account for the board’s money between 2014 to 2016. Justice Peter Afen ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of…

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