The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Wednesday charged institutions, government and stakeholders to show increased commitment in the fight against examination malpractices.
Oloyede, who lamented that JAMB was investing a large chunk of its resources in the fight against examination malpractices, said collaborative effort was needed “because the threat posed is not only to the educational system, but national development.”
The registrar, represented by the Director, Quality Assurance at JAMB headquarters, Mrs Mabel Agbebaku, spoke in Ado Ekiti, during a lecture titled, ‘Value re-orientation for effective service delivery: JAMB perspective,’ at the 10th yearly lecture of the Forum of Heads of Federal Government Establishment in Nigeria, Ekiti State chapter.
He said, “The movement against examination malpractice should be sustained so that the task of national rebirth will be attained sooner than expected as the board will continue to entrench transparency and integrity in the administration of its examinations.”
Oloyede blamed widespread report of cheating on “undue emphasis placed on paper qualifications and desperation for professional courses such as Medicine, Law, Accountancy,” among others, stressing that JAMB would guard jealously the integrity of its examination.
He said, “The desperation of some parents and individuals who aid and abet examination malpractices and are ready to cough up huge sums of money to execute their unwholesome agenda constitute a challenge which the board is tackling headlong.”
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