As JAMB Registrar Expresses Dismay over Attempted Murder on Two Staff
By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
ABUJA: The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has disclosed the readiness of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), to conduct the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The Minister, made the disclosure on Monday when he visited the Global Distance Learning Institute to monitor the ongoing UTME mock examination.
Adamu, stated that from his observations, all things are in order.
“Everything is fine and going on in order and from the report I received, everything is this calm in all the centres”, he saidSpeaking on the 14 recently deregistered centres by JAMB, he warned other centres to stop whatever they are doing wrong and adhere to guidelines given by the registrar, to avoid facing similar fate.
Earlier, the JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, noted that all the centres are doing very well, but 14 of them were disaccredited due to varying degrees of offences.
“All the centres are doing very well, of the 712, we have had to disaccredit 14 this morning for one infraction or the other— technical and some deceit —whereby some of them would go and borrow some computers and think that we will not know.
“Now we have about 698 centres left in the operation but we have redistributed the students. Of the 698, only one is yet to get ready for the examination and we are working on that”, he explained.
He also pointed out that the mock examination is free in JAMB owned centres, but centres owned by private individuals have the right to collect N700 from every candidate.
The Registrar however expressed dismay over the attempted murder of two staff of JAMB in Lagos, stressing that the Board is looking into the matter.According to him, “The very first sad thing we noticed was that two of our staff were almost murdered in Lagos, there was an attempt on their lives at somewhere before Lagos state polytechnic, for whatever reason they were wet with petrol and were to be set ablaze, we have sent a rescue team and they have taken them to the hospital.
“We are still looking into what happened in the place and we have evacuated our staff from the place and we hope that whoever had attempted that, we believe that the law enforcement agencies would not allow such an assault on innocent officials of government who are going about their normal business”.
Speaking on what could possibly be their offence, he said, “the only offence of the staff was that they were doing their work, they didn’t offend anybody. We thank God they were rescued as it would have been a serious thing if they had set them on fire”.