The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said on Saturday that the Federal Government had directed all examination bodies in the country to sanitise their registration process and curb multiple registrations as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board embarked on.
The minister said the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination where lots of examination malpractices were uncovered revealed “a lot of rot in the education system” and the government must address the decay.
Adamu stated this while opening the refurbished headquarters of JAMB in the Bwari area of Abuja, which reportedly cost about N45million.
The minister, whose speech was read by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, said, “The recent painstaking efforts of the board at scrutinising the process of registration of candidates and its relationship with examination malpractices was not a misplaced one. The outcome of the exercise has revealed that there is a lot of rot in the education system.
“Sadly, the youths that should be the hope of the future of the country are deeply involved in the canker. I wish to restate clearly that the Federal Ministry of Education will assist JAMB to ensure that the syndicate in the examination industry is frontally confronted in the overall interest of the country.
“I hereby direct that all public examination bodies ensure the clean-up and sanitation of their registration process just like JAMB.”
Adamu noted that President Muhammad Buhari’s second term would be an opportunity to consolidate on the gains recorded in the first term, while also improving in areas that average results had been recorded.