JAMB remitted N7.8 billion to Nigerian govt, not N5.2 billion – Oloyede

Is’haq Oloyede
Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said it remitted N7.8 billion to federal government coffers from 2016 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.

The board’s registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, made this known when a delegation from National Officers Council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, paid a visit to the board in Bwari, FCT.

Mr. Oloyede said “the board paid in N7.8 billion to Federal Government and not N5.2 billion.”

The JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, had in July said the board remitted N5.2 billion.

He said the board would work to ensure that it met the needs of the sector and strive to sustain education standard in the country.

He called for cooperation from stakeholders in the education sector to further raise standard, saying “let us work together and push government to do the needful so that education would be where it ought to be.

“When we identify obstacles, we could push government to amend some areas to enhance the sector.

“I do not see why we should have more than four credits before one can get into college of education, forgetting that it created an opportunity for people like us in the past.

“I assure you that UTME score does not determine the quality of one’s education; it is the environment that makes the difference obvious by segregating institutions.”

Mr. Oloyede challenged the officers on the need to officially make a case for the National Council of Education, which he said was made up of commissioners of education, to review the number of credits to be attained by intending candidates of colleges of education.

He said the board would not hesitate to work with unions to set up a Task Force that would check irregularities that may cripple the sub-sector.

Earlier, the President of COEASU, Nuhu Ogirima, said that the challenge had been an obstacle to admission status of colleges nationwide.

He called for review of the current application process into colleges of education, saying “a review is imperative, given the fact that the current application process predisposes candidates toward university education.

“Notwithstanding the overwhelming preference for admission into university, the provision for college of education as third choice in JAMB sought to obscure the system from others.

“After the selection of the very best from the first choice list, colleges of education are left with no choice in JAMB but the low performing candidates and this does not augur well for the teacher education system.

“The union would, therefore, appreciate if JAMB, without prejudice to her establishment law, explore the possibility of collaborating with stakeholders in colleges of education.

“The collaboration would provide enabling environment that could improve the admission status of the colleges nationwide.”

He announced that the council would soon set up a committee that would come up with memorandum to tackle the issues before the necessary quarters.

The meeting was attended by directors of the board.



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  • AbdulHamid Adiamoh

    Oloyede is perhaps the most honest public official in Nigeria today. We pray that many more are inspired by his example.

    • Bassey Frank

      Thanks you said “perhaps”.

      • AbdulHamid Adiamoh

        I used “perhaps” in the sense that I did not want to sound too definite or assertive especially because that was followed by “the most”. Apparently, Oloyede’s honesty is phenomenal and our country will be greater faster with more hands like him.
        You do not need to read anything into the word; if you have any reasons to think he’s not one of the most honest Nigerians, I think you should be brave enough to say it. Your comment somewhere above implies you are not comfortable with good news about the man. Abeg, let’s celebrate excellence when we see it; it’s the only way to make Nigeria great.

        • Bassey Frank

          “if you have any reasons to think he’s not one of the most honest Nigerians, I think you should be brave enough to say it.”
          Now you are talking. He is one of the most honest Nigerians, I agree. But to say he is the most … I disagree. Hope you understand my point.

    • tundemash

      And when he was appointed, the e-rats (the cl0wn struggling with “perhaps” inclusive) and CAN went to town, as usual, attacking his religion !

      • AbdulHamid Adiamoh

        I hope they relax and breathe some love before the hatred destroys their soul. Apparently, they are so unhappy the man is doing well, but that’s their own wahala.

  • Bassey Frank

    What kind of nonsense is this. You mean JAMB does not know the difference between N7.8 billion not N5.2 billion? Why did not you correct it since July when the announcement was made? Mtcheeew!

    • tundemash

      Instead of ranting on this, simply multiply either figure (N5.2b or N7.8b) figure 16; that is how much of your destiny that was looted by PDPigs. JAMB was remitting less than N5m/year in those 16 years.

      • Bassey Frank

        You have a shrinking brain that is aggravated by superlative idiocy! I reacted to the story the way it was presented by P/Times before it was straightened in today’s dailies – which is how it should be. Bringing in PDP here, overlooking the corrupt, thieving, robbery PDP governors who defected to APC and used their state resources to install a president we over-rated his integrity and under-assessed his incompetence is mark of your status as one with Lilliputian understanding.

    • DTaj

      Calm down, Bassey. What exactly happened was that the first installment of payment to the treasury by JAMB was N5.2 billion, after which an additional N2.6 billion was added. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, stated this earlier without any contradiction.

      Rather than your funny (but ignorant) rant, you should commend the Professor for remitting a huge amount of N7.8 billion when Registrars before him (under Jonathan and other Presidents in recent history) remitted as little as N10 million per annum!

      In fact, it was worse under his predecessor, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who remitted only N3 million, and Oloyede did NOT even increase the examination fees!

      Oloyede’s appointment was one of the excellent appointments made by Buhari. He did it in Unilorin (as VC) and everywhere he had worked. His First Class degree and several other academic laurels were not wasted…

      • Bassey Frank

        You don’t understand issues. The story was better explained in the papers today that it was there was additional N2.6 billion which is the true position. Now, compare this with the P/T story I reacted and see where your decline in reasoning started. I was not ignorant of the matter.

  • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

    What of WAEC, NECO & others?

  • Fada4Life

    You proved critics wrong (both ASUU and CAN)………. Congratulations

  • wode

    It’s a plus for the Registrar and everything he represents. Proud of you Prof. Oloyede.