Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB said history its assessment has shown that further than 90 per cent of A ’ Position results presented by campaigners to gain admission into universities were fake.
The examination body said its focus on developments around the Interim Joint Matriculation Board, IJMB, and the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board, JUPEB
Has redounded in the arrest of over 47 possessors and speakers of seminaries running the programmes in the last one time.
To check the development, the board said through its Registrar,Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu
Has approved the establishment of what he described as Advanced Level( A Position) Instruments Data Bank in the country.
Oloyede spoke through his representative and JAMB’s Director, Legal Services, Dr Abdul Wahab Oyedokun, at the opening session of a three- day factory for Public Relations ’ staff of JAMB.
At the factory, organised by JAMB, in collaboration with Premium Times Academy, with the theme, Media, Hype and Public Relations in the ultramodern age, Oloyede said the board had taken several measures to insure total reason in its examination processes.
While listing some of the measures to include deployment of sophisticated biometrics technology to check multiple enrollment in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME
Oloyede said the board had taken another major step to put an end to use of fakeA-Level instruments to secure admission.
He said In the last one time and in the alternate incoming of Professor Oloyede as register of JAMB, one of the major assignments we did then was to concentrate on some of the effects that are passing in these JUPEB and IJMB.
During the last test, we called a stakeholders meeting and invited directors of these organs and we asked some questions.
We also banded with others security services to spread our net across the country to see what’s passing and lo and behold
Further than 47 possessors of these and some of their speakers and preceptors and people conniving with them in negotiating malpractices were arrested each over the country.
Arsing from that, the Minister of Education has courteously approved the establishment ofA-Level data bank. So for illustration
in a particular university, 90 percent of those who presented their A position results for admission were plant to be fake.
According to Oloyede, the data bank will insure all A ’ Position results are registered under one platform to bring about standardisation and integrity of the instruments.
In a donation, the JAMB Registrar also revealed that between 2017 and 2022, a aggregate of N27.2 billion was remitted to Federal Government’s resources by the board, while N9.7 billion was used for capital systems within the same period.
He gave the breakdown of the remittances as 2017, N7.8 billion; 2018, N5.2 billion; 2019, N3.76 billion; 2020, N4 billion; 2021, N3.5 billion, and 2022, N3 billion.
Before in his reflections, JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who confided Oloyede for his massive support for the factory
called on the board’s public relations staff to influence the training to do more in the discharge of their duties amid swell in citizen journalism.
Moment’s media has changed the dynamics of influence and put power in the hand of the ordinary people, PROs must now engage in the discussion through colorful new channels and tools.
Hence the need for this factory which is aimed at structure and maintaining the positive image of JAMB in the face of smear juggernauts and misrepresentation of the conditioning of the Board.
PR officers are frequently the first contact for individualities or organisations seeking to reach out in an informed way.
They address inquiries from the media and other parties as well as track media content and promote assiduity trends.
As the music changes, we must change cotillion way or additional threat dancing out of tune. Currently, the exclusivity enjoyed by mainstream media has come to a halt.
Journalistic endeavours bynon-professionals, also known as citizen journalism, ’ heralded the affluence of use- generated contents
Which feel to contend with contents from the mainstream media, in terms of speed, ease, availability and vacuity of use, he said.
The factory, which attracted JAMB’s Public Relations staff from across the country as well as several resource persons