The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, has revealed that the examination board just discovered that some prominent politicians in Nigeria did not sit for the exam themselves.
Oloyede made this known on Friday while speaking at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education,
He stated the probe into examination fraud showed it happened between 2009 and 2019 and the names will shock many Nigerians.
Oloyede added that although the culprits can no longer be punished as they have already left the system, the board will still publish their names in order to shame them.
The registrar also stated that the board has hired a Senior Advocate of Nigeria to persecute more than 100 persons caught in various malpractices during the JAMB examination that held between April 11 and 18.
“If I were to be punishing every staff of JAMB that is committing infractions, I will not focus on the assignment. I will be going from one disciplinary committee to the other and my attention will be diverted.
“And that is why I go for the shortest route: once you are caught to have committed one infraction, you will not be assigned with examination duties again. It is a privilege, which I can withdraw.
“If you are that bad that I don’t want to see your face around me, I will transfer you to another place.
“If we have to take disciplinary action against all of them, look at it, today, we have not less than 100 people in police cells across the country who were caught for examination malpractices.
“I have appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who is a former Solicitor-General to help me oversee all these so that the suspects can be brought to book.
“And my Director of Legal asked me, what offences should we charge these people for; for multiple registration? And I said, why can’t we go to the Examination Malpractice Act?
“So, my problem has started with having to draft the charges, despite the fact that we have evidence against them. That is the beginning of the problem.
“I will now ask to be paying my staff to travel out of Abuja to be testifying in court as they are adjourning month after month the cases, and we will be wasting money and time on transport.”
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