JAMB Sanctions Official For Directing Muslim Candidate to Pull Off Her Hijab

Date: 22-04-2024 5:17 am (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said yesterday its official who directed a female candidate to remove her hijab before entering the examination hall in Lagos had been appropriately sanctioned.

It also said the conduct of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, which commenced on Friday, April 19, 2024, had been seamless as over 1.2 million candidates would have successfully taken the examination by today.

Report had emerged that a candidate donning hijab was asked to remove her headcover during the accreditation process before being allowed into the examination hall at Bafuto Institute, Ile-Iwe Bus Stop, Ejigbo, Lagos.

The development had been trailed by controversies, as some adherents of a particular religious faith rose against the action.

Reacting to the development in a statement yesterday, the board, which said such action was not in line with its rules, explained that the official was sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others who might wish to toe the same line.

In the statement, tagged “Re: Lagos Centre Stops Hijab-wearing Candidates”, through its spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB expressed regret at the incident.

The statement read:  “The attention of the Board was drawn to an unfortunate incident at the Bafuto Institute, Ile-Iwe Bus Stop, Ejigbo, Lagos, where it was reported by Muslim News of Sunday,  April 21, 2024, and other platforms, that a candidate donning hijab was asked to remove her headcover during the accreditation process before being allowed into the examination hall.

“The Board deeply regretted the incident and on investigation, discovered that this particular incident or others in the past, is not linked to any of its examination guidelines but rather a product of the misplaced priority of some of the Board’s accredited partners or officials who claimed ignorance of the Board’s guidelines on accreditation, which ensures that all candidates are screened, allowing only female officials to screen female candidates before allowing them to gain entrance into the hall.

“This situation was instantly addressed by a senior official of the Board at the centre and the candidate in question allowed in after the usual checks with her hijab.

“However, since ignorance of the law is not an excuse, the officials have been appropriately sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others, who might wish to toe the same line, going forward.”


Posted: at 22-04-2024 05:17 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- angesco at 22-04-2024 06:37 AM (1 month ago)
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Please leave them alone.
We don’t want Christians murdered  in retaliation!
Posted: at 22-04-2024 06:37 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 22-04-2024 08:30 AM (1 month ago)
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Strip her of that hijab, or let her go to an Islamic school. There cant be different rules for different people, that's how we wont grow as a nation.

Posted: at 22-04-2024 08:30 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Northrop at 22-04-2024 09:34 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 22-04-2024 08:30 AM
Strip her of that hijab, or let her go to an Islamic school. There cant be different rules for different people, that's how we wont grow as a nation.
IF MARY MOTHER OF JESUS WAS TO PRESENT HERSLEF FOR JAMB, HOW DO YOU THINK SHE'LL BE DRESSED? SHREDDED JEANS AND WIGS?
Posted: at 22-04-2024 09:34 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- fineboy77 at 22-04-2024 10:53 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Northrop on 22-04-2024 09:34 AM
IF MARY MOTHER OF JESUS WAS TO PRESENT HERSLEF FOR JAMB, HOW DO YOU THINK SHE'LL BE DRESSED? SHREDDED JEANS AND WIGS?
just decent, not masquerading.

Posted: at 22-04-2024 10:53 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gogoman at 22-04-2024 01:32 PM (1 month ago)
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only someone with low brain cells will be bothered by HIJAB!! WETIN CONCERN UNA!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes no be una head she put am
Posted: at 22-04-2024 01:32 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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