- The Nigeria Baptist Convention has criticised JAMB registrar Ishaq Oloyede for putting a dent on the public image of Baptist mission schools in Nigeria
- This was in reaction to viral video where Oloyede exposed a school collecting N8,000 for JAMB registration, which according to him is supposed to be N3,500
- The convention has now given a breakdown of what the N8000 is for, but this has not stopped Nigerians from expressing their disappointment
A video of the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede, confronting students surfaced online recently.
In the video which has gone viral, Oloyede was seen questioning a candidate from the Baptist Girls Academy in Lagos state as regards the fees paid for JAMB registration in the school and the student was heard saying N8,000.
To prove his point further, the JAMB registrar called on a teacher that had come with students of the school and asked the same question.
The teacher responded that the school charged N4, 700 for the JAMB fee as opposed to what the student said.
According to Oloyede, the JAMB registration fee for the year 2021 is N3, 500.
Watch the video shared by presidential aide Lauretta Onochie on Twitter below:
NBC tackles JAMB boss
Apparently, the Nigeria Baptist Convention is not happy with the action of the JAMB boss and has expressed its dissatisfaction.
The NBC on Saturday, May 1, released a statement faulting Oloyede for confronting pupils and a teacher of the Baptist Girls Academy over alleged overcharging of JAMB fees, The Punch reports.
Its chairman, Education Management Board, Prof Oyesoji Aremu, in the statement, said the JAMB boss should have properly investigated the alleged overcharging of N8000 before subjecting the school and the teacher, to what it described as “emotional trial and public opprobrium.”
The statement read in part:
“In the video clip, the JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, publicly put on ‘trial’ Mr Oloyede, a teacher at Baptist Girls Academy. This put some questions on the social image of the teacher, and on the public image of Baptist mission schools in Nigeria.”
The convention gave a breakdown of the charges as follows:
- JAMB registration (N3,500)
- Novel recommended and provided by JAMB (N500)
- Computer-Based Test charges (N700)
- Test Driller software and installation – CBT practice kit (N2,000)
- Transportation and feeding (N1,300)
According to Aremu, the fee was charged with the consent of the parents through the Parents Teachers’ Association platform.
After the video surfaced online, Nigerians had a lot to say about the corruption in Nigeria.
"JAMB form is N3,500 and you are collecting N8,000 as a school to register your student...you did not even add N500 as processing/logistics (if that is even excusable I don't know) but added N4,500 more than the actual fee...haba people!!!"
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"For the life of me, can Ishaq Oloyede be made Education Minister ASAP? I have never seen any public office holder tackle our shenanigans, as pragmatic as he is with JAMB."
"JAMB registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede exposed a school collecting N8k For Jamb Registration. He's doing the right thing, but they would hate him for this!"
New Date for 2021 Mock UTME
Meanwhile, Thursday, May 20, has been fixed for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock test.
Legit.ng reported that JAMB equally reminded stakeholders that registration for the 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise is ongoing and will end on Saturday, May 15.