The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it would ensure fairness, equity and all-inclusiveness in the admission process.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said this when he led management team of the board on a courtesy visit to the Ona of Abaji, His Royal Highness, Adamu Baba Yunusa, in Abuja.
Prof. Oloyede, who said the board has created the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to monitor admission processes, urged candidates who feel cheated in admission processes to protest to the board.
He said: “JAMB will always contribute not only to national development but to the development of the immediate community. This has been the cardinal principle of the board. Part of our policy is to ensure equity in admission that is why we make sure that every segment of this great country is not shortchanged in the admission process.
“We have created opportunity for people who feel cheated to protest to JAMB and we are very prompt in responding to that. We will continue to promote fairness, equity and all-inclusiveness in the admission process.
The JAMB registrar also said increased rate of examination malpractices in the country was not good for the development of Nigeria.
He said a situation where students want to pass examinations at all cost has become a national problem which is not good for the development of the nation.
Prof. Oloyede said: “We are also soliciting your support in making sure that the youths who represent the focus of JAMB mandate are encouraged to go into education, to make sure that they are part and parcel of the development of this great nation.
“We have come to also solicit the support of your Highness on how to curb the menace of examination malpractice in the communities. We believe that what we have as a national problem now where students want to pass exams at all cost whether by fair or foul means is not good for the development of the nation.
“Rather, what we should encourage is absolute sincerity and dedication, honesty in accessing the educational facilities of the country.
“We also believe that some of the facilities we have, particularly for us in JAMB, we talk about computer based test centres. These centres we do not have enough in the FCT given the large number of applicants in this place.
“We want to encourage you to urge your sons and daughters who are endowed to setup private CBT centres with appropriate facilities that will make them qualify for the registration by JAMB.”
Oloyede assured the monarch that the board would continue to contribute to national development.