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JAMB Bans Parents From UTME Centres

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Is’haq Oloyede, has ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again.

A statement signed by JAMB spokesperson in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal, quoted Mr Oloyede as saying that the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara State, which were overcrowded.

“The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols,” Mr Oloyede was quoted as saying.

Mr Oloyede also advised parents/guardians ”to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary”.

“For example, a 14 or 15-year-old is not matured enough to undergo the process of registration and university pressure and are vulnerable to exploitation by scammers out there,” he said.

Mr Oloyede also advised state ministries of education and relevant ‘stakeholders’ who were saddled with the responsibility of enrollment of students into secondary schools to always ascertain the students’ true age before admittance into secondary schools.

(NAN)

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