JAMB set to publish names of VIPs involved in exam malpractice

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has spoken of its resolve to name and shame big names, who between 2009 and 2019 were involved in examination malpractices.

The body’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made this disclosure on Friday, while speaking at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education, themed: “Admissions into tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria.”

Oloyede, who expressed constraint faced by JAMB in relation to bringing the culprits between the said periods to book, granted that they have left the system, said the decision to name names was aimed at embarrassing them and bring those involved into disrepute.

The JAMB boss went on to share insight into how he tried to maintain discipline among the examination body’s workforce.

He said, “If I were to be punishing every staff of JAMB that is committing infractions, I will not focus on the assignment. I will be going from one disciplinary committee to the other and my attention will be diverted.

“And that is why I go for the shortest route: once you are caught to have committed one infraction, you will not be assigned with examination duties again. It is a privilege, which I can withdraw.

“If you are that bad that I don’t want to see your face around me, I will transfer you to another place.

“If we have to take disciplinary action against all of them, look at it, today, we have not less than 100 people in police cells across the country who were caught for examination malpractices.”

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