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JAMB Registrar To Publish Names Of Notable Nigerians Involved In Exam Malpractice

The Registrar, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, is set to publish the names of prominent Nigerians involved in various forms of exam malpractices.   

Funsho Akinwale

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Friday, said that the result of his investigation into examination malpractices between 2009 and 2019 would shock many.

The professor, while speaking on Friday at the annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education, stated that the board has discovered some highly placed Nigerians in the society who did not sit for JAMB by themselves.

Having left the system, Oloyede said he would not punish the perpetrators but he would publish their names in order to serve as a deterrent to others.

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin added that he has hired a Senior Advocate of Nigeria to prosecute over 100 Nigerians caught in various malpractices during the exam.

The registrar, in his address, was silent on the popular SAN leading the prosecution of the errant candidates who are fond of examination malpractice.

“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.

“So even now, what we have seen, I tell people that I am more tolerant of corruption in JAMB than when I was as a vice-chancellor at the University of Ilorin,” Oloyede said

A few years after taking over the examination body, Oloyede has not only generated billions of funds into the purse of the federal government but has also rid the system of corruption and examination malpractices.