ASUU calls for scrap of JAMB

Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar (right). Image credit:

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has requested for the outright scrap of the UTME examination organised by JAMB, on the grounds that it has outlived its usefulness.

Deji Omole, chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, disclosed in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES that JAMB has become a problem to the educational system in Nigeria.

“JAMB has outlived its usefulness, it is time that we scrapped it. The body is a problem to the Nigerian educational sector and also a problem to the university system,” he said.

Omole also said that it is morally wrong for JAMB to cancel the mock examinations that were initially scheduled to be held before the main UTME, while holding Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, accountable for the cancellation of the mock examinations.

“Basically, it is wrong for a man who says he has high integrity to collect money from people to hold mock examination but not hold it. Will he return the money, he won’t and that is how he has been enriching himself so far.”

Omole also criticized the new JAMB policy for the selection of candidates into higher institutions, describing it as improper.

“No student can really say the process he will go through next session for admission. The JAMB Registrar has found a way to introduce a process that enables you to pick one public university only so that he can enrich the private universities.

“If he did not have the opportunity of attending public schools would he have been educated. He came from a humble background, his actions are only done to embezzle money, he is corrupt and is showing it here.”

“Why will one individual be the one to dictate tune of our education,” he argued. “The universities should be allowed to conduct their own examination and determine who to admit, the Post UTME should be reintroduced.”