The JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, has attributed insecurity, COVID-19 to the poor performance of candidates in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Oloyede stated this on a live programme on Nigerian Television Authority, Weekend File.
The registrar laid the blame of the underwhelming performance of the candidates in the last examination at the doorstep of insecurity and the pandemic which hindered smooth running of academic calendar.
According to him, “But this is expected. In Nigeria, we think we do not live in a global community. All informed education experts understand why it is so. They knew the point at which we were in the academic calendar before the examination was taken in 2020 and in 2021.
“Last year, when they took the examination, they (the students) had gone far in their syllabus. But this year, they suffered incomplete academic sessions; they had to cope with emergency online lessons and even many other disturbances like insecurity.”