JAMB rejects Senate’s bid to extend result validity…bars cyber cafés

Students writing JAMB exams

Students writing JAMB exams

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has turned down the request from Senate to make the entry result valid for three years.

JAMB Registrar, Pro. Dibu Ojerinde, said this would distort and delay the educational system of the future students. He added that such policy is so strategic that stakeholders have to take caution and be very sensitive.

Prof. Ojerinde said, “There are complexities in this thing, until we are able to clear it. When you say you will use JAMB results for three years, is it an achievement test or aptitude test? However, are we delaying his or her life? Are we postponing his or her life by telling them to stay at home? If by next year he doesn’t get the cut off points, what happens?

“I have nothing against the idea, because we will tell the children, ‘those bluffing Polytechnics and College of Education, go there and waste their time’, if it is a waste of time.”

While addressing journalists, Ojerinde noted that cyber cafés would no longer be permitted to do registration for candidates’ entry examination into tertiary institution. “Cyber cafés may have their address here today, tomorrow they are somewhere else”, he added as one of the reasons.

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