From 2017 to 2022, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board remitted N27.2bn to the Federation Account as operational surpluses, Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede has said.
The registrar said the board spent N9.7 billion on capital projects within the same period.
He disclosed these at the ongoing 3-day workshop for Public Relations’ staff of the Board at its headquarters in Bwari, Abuja in conjunction with Premium Times Academy with the theme: ‘Media, publicity and public relations In the modern age.’
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In a presentation delivered by the Director, Legal Services, Dr Abdul Oyedokun, the registrar said the board remitted N7.8 billion in 2017; N5.2 billion in 2018; N3.76 billion in 2019; N4 billion in 2020; N3.5 billion in 2021 and N3 billion in 2022.
The JAMB chief listed some of the measures to include; deployment of sophisticated biometric technology to curb multiple registration in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
He said: “In the last one year and in the second coming of Professor Oloyede as registrar of JAMB, one of the major assignments we did here was to focus on some the things that are happening in these JUPEB and IJMB.
“During the last exam we called a stakeholders meeting and invited managers of these organs and we asked some questions. We also collaborated with others security services to spread our net across the country to see what is happening and lo and behold more than 47 proprietors of these, and some of their lecturers and teachers, and people conniving with them in perpetrating malpractices were arrested all over the country.
“Arising from that, the Honourable Minister of Education has graciously approved the establishment of A Level data bank. So for example, in a particular university, 90 percent of those who presented their ‘A’ level results for admission were found to be fake.”
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