Metro JAMB Registrar: We Won't Reduce Price of UTME Forms Because of Corrupt Nigerian Parents

Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has condemned the unwholesome acts of some parents seeking admission for their wards into tertiary institutions.

There had been a plan to reduce the price of UTME forms by the JAMB but it seems this idea has been scrapped.

“It (reduction in fee) is one of the options, but what’s mitigating against it, why I’m not convinced and I don’t think the board too is convinced, is that are the so-called poor people genuinely poor?

“Our findings reveal that what people spend on corruption in the society to solicit for what was not lost is alarming.

“What parents pay for seeking unholy support and what parents are prepared to pay looking for how to cut corners show that if actually they are poor, they will not be able to secure the resources they are wasting,” he said.

On the controversy trailing the huge amount returned to the Federal Government coffers by JAMB this year, Mr. Oloyede said the board had not been wasteful and whatever comes in would be appropriately remitted.