JAMB Explains How UTME Candidates Will Suffer For Their Parents' Bad Behavior

JAMB Explains How UTME Candidates Will Suffer For Their Parents' Bad Behavior

  • JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said UTME candidates will suffer the consequences of their parent's bad behaviour
  • Oloyede disclosed that the examination body will take proper sanction against UTME candidates whose parents disrupt their examination
  • He noted that JAMB would not allow emotional and indisciplined parents to destroy the careers of other students

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide.

FCT, Abuja - The registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates will now be culpable if their parents disrupt the examination.

Oloyede said the examination body is already deciding to make UTME candidates pay for the wrongs of their mothers or fathers.

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UTME candidates will be culpable for parents' bad behaviour
JAMB says UTME candidates who have bad parents deserve to suffer the consequences. Photo credit: JAMB/UTME candidates
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He stated this during an interview with The Punch.

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“We are taking a decision now that we will make a candidate culpable once the mother or father or the parent of that person is found to have disrupted our examination.”

UTME candidates will suffer for parents' bad behaviour

The JAMB registrar narrated how some parents of UTME candidates wanted to stop others from writing their examinations because of a 30-minute cable issue.

Oloyede said the problem was resolved, but the candidates couldn’t continue with the exam because the session had already ended due to the delay they had.

He added that JAMB had to rearrange for another session.

“That was how parents insisted that the second and third sessions would not commence because their children couldn’t sit the first session. The centre had to bring in security agents to arrest the situation.

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“What type of parents are these? We are now saying that any centre that allows a parent to get near where the candidates are being screened or being treated, that centre will be delisted. Secondly, we have instructed the centres to just identify the parent and the candidate, we would take a proper sanction, against the candidate.
“Whoever has a bad parent deserves to suffer the consequences of the bad behaviour of the parent. They cannot be destroying the careers of other students because of their own emotions and indiscipline.”

JAMB reacts as woman sues board N100m

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that parents were warned against enrolling minors in UTME. The JAMB registrar gave the warning during an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, March 12.

Oloyede stated this while reacting to an N100 million suit filed by a businesswoman, Mrs. Ifeanyi Eke, against JAMB at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Eke alleged that JAMB sent inappropriate text messages to her 15-year-old daughter during her UTME registration.

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