The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commiserated with the management of New Telegraph Newspapers over the demise of its Saturday Editor,Waheed Bakare.
In a letter of condolence signed by the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Board described the death of Bakare as shocking.
Oloyede in the letter said “For us in JAMB, Alh. Bakare was a key player in our strategies for mainstreaming the media and other critical stakeholders in the ongoing reforms in the Board.”
The JAMB Registrar added that “With his death, his family would miss a f a t h e r, a consummate family man, while the journalism profession has lost a giant, a versatile journalist who has carved a niche for himself through his sojourn in the Punch Newspapers, the New Telegraph and his classy contributions in the celebrated TVC classic, “Journalists’ Hangout” and above all, the nation would miss the balanced contributions of a patriot.”
While commiserating with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Guild of Editors for the loss of an icon of the pen profession, he prayed for the repose of his soul and for his family, friends and professional colleagues.
In another development, the Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the successful partnership with the State Government leading to the completion of the three mega Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
He gave the commendation on Wednesday, 27 May, 2020, at the inauguration ceremony held in Lafia, the state capital, as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of his one-year in office, according to the latest editor of JAMBulletin made available to The State Online on Sunday by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Head of Media.
The Governor explained that he decided to complete the project initiated by the immediate past Governor, Umaru Tanko Almakura, because of his belief in the primacy of education and the need for the teeming youth population of the State to acquire formal education.
The Governor disclosed that the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Board has stipulated the roles of the Nasarawa State Government regarding constructing the three CBT centres while the Board would furnish the centres with the necessary equipment.
The sharing ratio would see the State Government owning and managing one of the centres directly while the Board would take over the management of the other two, one on behalf of the State Government while it owns the other one.
According to the Governor, his decision to name the CBT centre to be run by the State Government after his predecessor, Umaru Tanko Almakura, was because the immediate past governor started the project. “Today we are seeing continuity in governance at its peak. This is an initiative of the former Governor which was started with JAMB, that is the reason why we decided to name the centre Umaru Tanko Almakura CBT Centre”
her remarks, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Fati Sabo, said, “The State Government considered it necessary to partner with JAMB in order to facilitate the operations of the Board in the State.” Mrs. Sabo disclosed that the construction of the test centres would go a long way in catering for the yearnings of the teeming population of candidates that yearly seeks admission into tertiary institutions.