UTME: Ogun Deputy Gov Lauds Oloyede on National Identification Number

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  • Engr. Salako-Oyedele*

Ogun State Deputy Governor Engineer (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele has commended the administration of Professor Is-Haq Oloyede , Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIM) as part of the requirements for the  Unified Tertiary  Matriculation Examination (UTME) .

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  • Prof Oloyede*

She gave the commendation in her office in Abeokuta when the Ogun State Coordinator of JAMB, Mr Hakeem Abdulhameed, paid her a courtesy visit.

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According to the latest edition of JAMBulletin made available on Sunday to The State Online by Dr Fabian Benjamin, spokesman of JAMB, Mr. Abdulhameed had earlier acquainted the deputy governor on the Boards efforts at curbing examination malpractice. As part of that, he briefed her on the synergy between JAMB and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) aimed at using NIM as a requirement for UTME registration.

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He also informed the deputy governor of other measures put in place by the Oloyede –led administration at JAMB to sanitize the education sector and rid it of unwholesome practices.

The state Coordinator said the introduction of the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) was part of the mechanisms put in place by the Board to ensure transparency in the admission process, adding that the system had also restored institutions’ autonomy with respect to admission of candidates.

He also informed Mrs. Salako-Oyedele about JAMB’s Policy Meetings , which according to him is a gathering of stakeholders to take decisions on the minimum cut-off marks for candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions.

He listed as well stringent measures introduced by the Board to guarantee credible outcomes in all its assessment undertakings  to include laying down of standard procedures for setting up Computer –Based Test (CBT)Centres; Training and re-training of examination officials; use of CCTV cameras to monitor conduct of UTME and building internal capacity has ensured that staff handle critical services.

Mr. Abdulhameed said the innovations introduced by Professor Oloyede have enhanced credibility and contributed to the huge remmitance of over N20 billion to the Federal Government in the last three years.

Responding, the Ogun State deputy governor said commended the landmark achievements of Professor Oloyede and his team, saying those were hallmarks of a great mind.

Saying that she looked forward to partnering with JAMB for the rapid educational development of Ogun State, she urged the Board to adequately sensitize prospective candidates and the general public on the planned adoption of  NIM for UTME.

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