How JAMB Has Been Raking In Billions For FG At The Detriment Of Nigeria Students

BY Mijovia News, August 21, 2021.

The aim of JAMB is to prepare students for admission into tertiary institution. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. JAMB conducts entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

Recently it was reported that Ishaq Oloyede, an Arabic professor remitted N30bn to FG as JAMB registrar. This news was sponsored by the federal government as to back up their reason for reappointing Ishaq Oloyede after his 5 years tenure as JAMB registrar.

A top official at the Board has said that though “JAMB is not a revenue-generating agency but under Prof Ishaq Oloyede in the last five years, JAMB remitted over N30bn to the Federal Government purse, an amount far above what was generated by the Board in its 40 years of being, before Oloyede came on board."

As citizens, you have to start asking yourself this question. What is the aim of JAMB? What is the objectives/missions and visions of JAMB? Is JAMB necessary or could it be a tool to cover government inability to provide schools for Nigeria children? Or could it be that JAMB is simply a way the Government extorts money from poor students desperate to enter Higher Institutions.

In Nigeria, every year millions of young Nigerians take Jamb but only few hundreds of thousands are allowed to gain admission. These results have just one year lifespan as candidates are required to take another exam the next year should they want to try your luck into gaining admission. Many Nigeria students end up taking JAMB for five years.

Federal Government of Nigeria have used many avenue including bank charges to extort Nigerians their hard earned money, but turning to extort little kids, just because they want to gain admission is very outrageous.

Nigerians going for admission abroad are to present just their WAEC or its equivalent, but in their own country they will be made to register with money for JAMB and Post UTME, another extortion of Nigeria children by individual universities the candidates registered with.

The worse is that these things happen without Nigerians asking questions. Why do you have to take post UTME after taking the UTME? Why?

It is the right of every child to be educated.

But what the children get is deprivation and extortion just for government officials to live big and large.

It is a shame that JAMB is a profit making organization, boasting of remitting billions of naira to the federal government yet unable to conduct hitch-free examinations. JAMB is an organization that should not be existing if Nigeria is a sane country, but far from it, Nigeria is never a sane country.

It is quite unfortunate that Nigeria can't be fixed.

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