JAMB Warns Parents Against Enrolling Minors For UTME

Date: 13-03-2024 8:24 am (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 13-03-2024 08:24 AM (2 months ago)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned parents against enrolling minors for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede gave the warning while reacting to a suit filed by one Mrs. Ifeanyi Eke, against the Board, over alleged inappropriate text messages sent to her 15-year-old daughter during the course of her registration.

It would be recalled that Mrs. Eke has filed a N100m suit against JAMB and three others before the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged unsolicited and inappropriate text messages sent to her 15-year-old daughter.

But in an interview with the press on Tuesday, Oloyede said the Board is ready to meet with the woman.

He maintained that the sender of the message was not its staff.

The Registrar further stated that since the incident happened, JAMB reported to the security agencies to take appropriate action but the woman did not care, and sued JAMB for N100 million.

He said,
“The person is not our staff, he is not even a staff of the centre, he is a co-student. He is just like a candidate, an undergraduate in one of the Universities

“And talking about our data, nobody has access to our data. The person got the information from the phone of the underage girl.

“How was your girl of 15 years ready for University now? If she is law abiding as she claimed. The law today is that you must spend six years before primary school, six years in primary school and six years in secondary school. By that time, you are 18.

“But when you reduce three years, you must have cut corners to make a 15-year-old child ready for university education.

“We will meet her in court, it is for the court to decide whether she deserves that money.”

The JAMB boss maintained that the person got the telephone number of the victim at the center because they had a form to fill, saying that it has dealt appropriately with the center.

He continued,
“even the centers do not have access to our database, the person must have collected the number while interacting with her at the center.

“We dealt with the center on negligence, for allowing unauthorized persons to have access to where these candidates were. And we are urging parents to allow their children to mature before registering for UTME.”

“We are now saying that any center that allows a parent to get near to where the candidates are being screened, that centre will be deleted.

“Parents cannot destroy the career of their children because of their emotions and indiscipline,”
he added.

Posted: at 13-03-2024 08:24 AM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 13-03-2024 09:09 AM (2 months ago)
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Posted: at 13-03-2024 09:09 AM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 13-03-2024 01:44 PM (2 months ago)
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Posted: at 13-03-2024 01:44 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master


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