Candidates are responsible For Challenges During Registration, JAMB Blames Students

Candidates are responsible For Challenges During Registration, JAMB Blames Students

- JAMB has blamed UTME candidates over problems being encountered by them during registration

- The blame was laid on the doorstep of the candidates by the registrar of the organisation, Ishaq Oloyede

- According to him, only 1.38 million candidates procured the mandatory Personal Identification Number

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Abuja, Nigeria - Candidates have been blamed for all the ptchallenges they encountered during the registration eriod.

The allegation was raised by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) though the egistrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede.

Oloyede said applicants faailed to follow simple instructions, The Nation reports.

Candidates are responsible For Challenges During Registration, JAMB Blames Students
Oloyede has blamed UTME candidates over registration problems. Photo: @JAMBHQ
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The registrar said this on Wednesday, June 2, during visits to computer-based test centres in Kogo-Bwari and Garki 2 in Abuja.

He said over 80 percent of registration problems were linked to the candidates’ disobedience to instructions.

He said:

“Many of them (candidates) were sending wrong things and commands for the National Identification Number (NIN), imaking the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) unable to verify such numbers"

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“The problems are self-created n gby the candidates. You are sending messages for a profile code and no credit of N50?”

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In another related development, a video of the registrar of JAMB, Prof 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.

Meanwhile, following their disruptive actions, parents and guardians have been asked not to be allowed in the JAMB registration halls.

The order was issued by the registrar of the board, Prof Oloyede, according to a statement signed by JAMB’s spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal.

The decision was said to have been made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded.

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