THE Federal Government has directed all public examination bodies ensure the clean-up and sanitation of their registration process in order to confront the incidence of multiple registration.
This followed the recent discovery of multiple registration in the just conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
“I hereby direct that all public examination bodies ensure the clean-up and sanitation of their registration process just like JAMB,” said Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu while commissioning the renovated JAMB headquarters in Bwari, Abuja.
“Sadly, the youths that should be the hope of the future of the country are deeply involved in the canker. I wish to restate clearly that the Federal Ministry of Education will assist JAMB to ensure that the syndicate in the examination industry is frontally confronted in the overall interest of the country,” he added.
Adamu also said that the recent ‘painstaking effort’ of the board at scrutinizing the process of the UTME and its relationship with intent, plans and execution of examination was not a misplaced one.
The outcome of the exercise, he said, had revealed that there was a lot of rot in the education system, which he added, was unfortunate, as it was practiced mostly by the youths whom he said, are the country’s hope .
He also stated that the Federal Ministry of Education was in full support of JAMB’s efforts.
He expressed satisfaction that the Board had been prudent in expending its resources and getting value for same while also calling on the staff and community to use the facilities efficiently
Adamu noted that President Muhammad Buhari’s second term would be an opportunity to consolidate on the gains recorded in the first term, while also improving in areas that average results had been recorded.