The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede has said the board under his watch is not revenue wanted as the board is supporting the government in the promotion of national education.
Speaking on our Royal FM programme , tagged ” Vocal Point ” the registrar said the board had earlier pleaded with the federal government to reduce the JAMB form prices which had been done in 2023. He noted that there is nowhere all over the world that Admission examinations form are as cheap as that of Nigeria.
Speaking on the recent development where JAMB said all direct entry students will begin to write JAMB examinations before they can be admitted into 200 levels in any university.
Oloyede described the initial direct entry system as a bad system that gives rooms for corruption and examination malpractice in our educational system. He explained that a lot of A’level coordinators are not registered, adding that many of the direct entry students do not possess five minimum o’level which qualify them into the university.
Professor Oloyede added that the board was already aware and prepared for all the hitches that were witnessed in the just concluded 2023 UTME examination, adding that the board already had plan B for the crisis that arose. He said the board will continue to improve daily.