The fraudulent eligibility regulation of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been brought to the notice of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS (NANS) Southwest Nigeria Zone.
A statement issued by the General Secretary and Public Relations Officer Zone D, Comr. Obanobi Bidemi and Comr. Olatinwo Jeremiah, described the policy as a con game, malicious, mischeavous, savage, lame and nonsensical.
“Over 40 million Nigerian students at home and in diaspora want the JAMB registrar to define the word “CHOICE of INSTITUTION”. Why would I be posted to a school I never applied for? Why would I be posted to a school above my parents’/sponsors’ means.
“We saw this trend coming from last year when the myopic board reduced the options of institution of choice from six to three claiming it is to save students from the fraudulent activities of tertiary institutions in the process of admitting students.
“We call on the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to begin a probe into the accounts of the admission board, its registrar and top echeleon as it has been paid by proprietors of private tertiary institutions hence the bastardization of the admission exercise – a great semblance to the scandal that rocked the world football governing body, FIFA,” it said.
The Nigerian students, therfore, passed a vote of no confidence in the JAMB registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.
and called for his immediate sack.
It further warned that the over 5 million students across the 6 states of the South West, including affected students, would be mobilised to the JAMB office if the policy was not reversed immediately.