Thursday, 20 April 2017

Quit Your Job Now, ASUU Orders JAMB Registrar

The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, University of Ibadan UNI-IBADAN Chapter, has called on the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede to voluntarily quit his position as the JAMB registrar, because of the hardship candidates are experiencing in registering JAMB.
According to Punch News, the Chairman of the Union Dr. Deji Omole, on Wednesday, noted that the JAMB Registration problems being experienced by applicants were a major setback, which could destroy the ambition of the applicants.
Dr. Deji also called on the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to prevail on the registrar not to make life difficult for the children of the masses who filled great longing for higher education.
The chairman described the registration procedure introduced by the board as awkward, saying applicants had been wasting precious time trying to register.
According to the source he said, “Why will anybody make life difficult for candidates whose parents are struggling to live under the terrible condition the government has made them to live in? Why would somebody introduce changes that are only known by the members of the board?
“We have made a case for the scrapping of this body because in the present instance, the introduction of different registration procedures has turned candidates to victims of fraud while different centres now do business by arranging with private schools that bring all their students in groups to come and register while the children of the masses look on.
“This is a failed approach to change and the registrar admitted this with the cancellation of the mock examination. How can we ensure that the candidates prepare well for the examinations when they spend weeks waiting for PIN and are at the mercy of registration officers who force them to go to cyber cafes?”

Dr. Deji, who said that the candidates deserve at least three months to prepare for the examinations, expressed the fear that they might not have enough time to prepare.