Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.
Naija News reports that the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB), has conducted the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), an entrance examination board for higher institutions in Nigeria.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the 2022 UTME examination…
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given the sum of N27.2 billion being the operating surplus from 2017 to 2022, while N9.7 billion was used for capital projects in the same period.
Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB who revealed the development on Tuesday, said the the sum of N3 billion operating surplus was remitted to the Government in 2022.
He gave the breakdown of the remittances as follows: 2017-N7.8 billion, 2018-N5.2 billion, 2019-3.76 billion, 2020 – N4 billion, 2021 – N3.5 billion and 2022 – N3 billion.
The registrar said that the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu has approved the establishment of Advanced Level (A-Level) certificates data bank in the country in order to curtail the use of fake certificates by candidates in securing admissions into tertiary institutions in the country.
The former Acting Register of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Saleh Abubakar is dead.
The family member of the deceased, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa who is also the Special Adviser to Gov Darius Ishaku on Press Affairs, confirmed the development to Naijanews and said, Abubakar died at a Kaduna hospital after a protracted illness.
According to him, Abubakar who hailed from Jalingo, Taraba state but resident in Kaduna, was aged 74 years.
A 1973 graduate of history from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Abubakar was a member of the Nigerian National Constitutional Conference under Gen. Abacha’s regime from 1994-to 1995.
The establishment of an Advanced Level (A Level) certificate data bank has been approved by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Naija News reports that the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Tuesday made this known during the opening session of a 3-day workshop for the Public Relations staff of the Board.
Speaking at the workshop, Oloyede, who was represented by JAMB’s Director, Legal Services, Dr Abdul Wahab Oyedokun, said the Board has taken several measures, such as the deployment of sophisticated biometric technology to curb multiple registrations in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), to ensure total sanity in its examination processes.
He added that the Board also took another major step to put an end to the use of fake A-Level certificates to secure admission.