…By for TDPel Media.
The House of Representatives recently provided feedback on the actions taken by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTMEs).
Chairman of the House Ad-hoc Committee on Ejikeme Mmesoma’s case, Soli Sada, acknowledged JAMB’s successful efforts in countering criminal activities through the implementation of technological innovations.
During a recent visit to the JAMB headquarters, it was revealed that Mmesoma, a student from Anambra, confessed to forging her UTME results, claiming to have scored an impressive 362, making her the highest-scoring candidate of the year.
However, JAMB clarified that her proclaimed result was “patently fake” and that her actual score was 249.
After facing controversy, Mmesoma eventually admitted to the forgery.
Commendation of JAMB:
In response to JAMB’s actions to prevent criminal infiltrations, the House of Representatives’ committee, led by Soli Sada, expressed their commendation.
They also recognized JAMB’s contributions to the federation account and praised the institution for upholding quality governance.
The committee was impressed by the caliber of public officers at JAMB and how they diligently execute their duties, leading to the generation of significant revenue for the federation account.
The House of Representatives, as an institution of parliament, committed to providing a comprehensive report to further strengthen JAMB’s capabilities in delivering quality services to the nation.
JAMB’s Technological Capabilities:
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, shared insights into the board’s technological prowess, particularly the use of the Situation Room.
This advanced technology enables effective communication with all states and candidates during examinations.
Additionally, it facilitates efficient monitoring of exam centers, registration processes, and admissions to over 1000 higher institutions.
JAMB’s Financial Contributions:
The House of Representatives also acknowledged JAMB’s financial responsibility, with the exam body remitting N2 billion as its interim surplus for the 2023 operating year to the Federal Government.
JAMB confidently projected further remittances upon completing its operations for the year.
Since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed office, JAMB’s management had already remitted over N55 billion to the Federal Government’s coffers, demonstrating its commitment to financial transparency.
The House of Representatives’ appreciation of JAMB’s efforts to combat criminal activities through technological innovations and its substantial financial contributions reflects the board’s dedication to maintaining integrity in the education system and contributing to the nation’s progress.