Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister for Education has applauded the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for ensuring an excellent service delivery to the general public.
Adamu commended the examination board during the unveiling of the Remodeled JAMB head office complex over the weekend in Bwari Abuja.
The Minister, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed said that the board’s show of integrity was worth emulating.
“There is no doubt about it, that the motto of the Board which is Service and Integrity had long visualized the current leadership of the organization.
“I therefore congratulate Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwue, the chairman of the Governing Board and his team for a wonderful job,” the Minister stated.
Adamu also said that the recent ‘painstaking effort’ of the board at scrutinizing the process of the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and its relationship with intent, plans and execution of examination malpractice was not a misplaced one.
He said that it was unfortunate, as examination malpractice was mostly practiced by the youths who are the leaders of tomorrow, adding that the Federal Ministry of Education was in full support of the board’s efforts.
The Minister also directed that all public examination bodies must ensure the cleanup and sanitation of their registration processes, in emulation of JAMB.
He expressed satisfaction that the Board had been prudent in expending its resources and getting value for the same, while also calling on the staff and community to use the facilities efficiently.
Earlier, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede had earlier stated in his remarks that the remodeling project had cost the board N46 million, adding that the board was working tirelessly to ensure sanity in the entire system to meet the needs of the public in the process.
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