The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has welcomed the decision
of the Senate to probe alleged admission racketeering in universities, saying the
exam body will be vindicated.
Recall that the Senate had on Wednesday agreed to investigate an allegation of
admission racketeering in the nation’s universities, following a motion moved by
Senator ONYEKA NWEBONYI of Ebonyi North senatorial district.
NWEBONYI, who cited admission travails of one CHINYERE EKWE at the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), alleged that university staff members
conspired with JAMB’s officials to carry out unwholesome practices, prompting
the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to call for a fair hearing, saying JAMB
was known to be a reputable institution.
Reacting to the development during this year’s Customer Service Week of the
Board in Abuja, JAMB’s Registrar, Professor ISHAQ OLOYEDE, commended the
Senate for allowing the exam body to defend itself over the issue, noting that the
Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) of JAMB detected an issue with the
admission having ranked in a distant 241 position, which made her stand no chance
of being admitted.