JAMB remitted N27.2b in five years, says Oloyede


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JAMB remitted N27.2b in five years, says Oloyede

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said the board remitted N27.2 billion from 2017 to date to the Federal Government’s coffers.

He made this known yesterday in Abuja at the opening session of a three-day workshop for public relations officials of the board.

The workshop, organised in collaboration with Premium Times Academy, has the theme: “Media, Publicity and Public Relations in the Modern Age”.

Giving a breakdown of remittances, he said N9.7 billion was used for capital projects in the same period.

Oloyede said N7.8 billion, N5.2 billion, N3.76 billion, N4 billion, N3.5 billion and N3 billion were remitted in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

He said the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, had approved the establishment of Advanced Level (‘A’ Level) certificates data bank.

Oloyede, represented by JAMB’s Director, Legal Services, Dr. AbdulWahab Oyedokun, said the board had taken measures to ensure total sanity in its examination processes.

He listed some of the measures as the deployment of sophisticated biometric technology to curb multiple registrations in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The JAMB registrar said the board had taken another major step to put an end to use of fake ‘A’ Level certificates to secure admission.

“In the last one year and in the second coming of Prof. Oloyede as registrar of JAMB, one of the major assignments we did here was to focus on some of the things that are happening in these JUPEB and IJMB.”