The management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has allegedly arrested their staff, Mr. Andy Okoro (a level 12 officer) and Mr. Gambo Abba, for extorting money from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates, to secure for them university admission.
According to Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB Registrar, the suspects are being investigated. He noted “What is happening now is that people know those that will be admitted, because they know by the automation this person could be admitted, and they now go and be extorting the parents of those that have already been slated for admission.
“We need to let the public know that there is no halfway to admission. Nobody should bribe or give any amount to anybody whether they are JAMB staff or they are not JAMB staff. Anybody who solicit money from any parent, the parent should inform the Board.”