- JAMB has declared that it would return unspent money to the coffers of federal government
- The JAMB’s registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede described the controversies that trailed the huge amount the board returned to government’s coffers this year as unnecessary
- He also said that the board would soon become self-sustaining
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said on Thursday, October 12 that the body would return unspent money to the federal government’s coffers.
The Nation reports that Oloyede said the controversies trailing the huge amount the board returned to government’s coffers this year was unnecessary.
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NAIJ.com gathered that he said JAMB is not a wasteful agency, adding that whatever comes in would be appropriately remitted into the federal government purse.
The former vice chancellor of the University of Ilorin told journalists in Ilorin, Kwara state, that the Admission Board would be strengthened to make it a self-sustaining agency of government.
He said: “I am not aware of any agency that is with the nature of JAMB in the world that is being funded by government. But in Nigeria, because, we are used to something that is not proper and to get us out of what is improper will even be strange.”
He said JAMB would improve on its activities in the coming years and urged all stakeholders in the education sector to be honest in the discharge of their responsibilities.
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He also said the Board would not review downward the fee for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (Jamb) denied adding 40 marks to candidates’ score.
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