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JAMB Tackles ASUU President over Unfair Comment

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has knocked the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, over a statement credited to the latter on the issue of admission into higher education institutions in the country.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led JAMB, in a statement, said contrary to the erroneous belief of the ASUU President, the JAMB does not conduct admission for institutions but rather regulates the process.

The statement signed by the Head, of Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin explained: “The attention of JAMB has been drawn to the ill-informed statement made by the rattled President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke.

“He betrayed his acute ignorance of the admission process into tertiary institutions in the country when he appeared on a program on one of the radio stations in Abuja on Saturday, 11th June 2022.

“The ASUU President had made this unfortunate blunder in his laborious effort to curry favor with the public when he unimaginatively said, ‘…Admissions are being done by JAMB and sent to you. Vice-Chancellors don’t know how the admissions are done.’

It added: “It is highly reprehensible for an academic, albeit a researcher of such high standing, not to have the slightest idea of how candidates are admitted or to be ill-prepared for such a public forum. It is thus obvious that the problem bedeviling the educational sector is deeper than we had imagined.

“We challenge the Professor to present one Vice-Chancellor of University, Rector of Polytechnic or Provost of any college of education with even one candidate that has not been recommended by the institution but admitted in the last five years.

“The Board promises the Professor one million nairas if he can substantiate his falsehood with even one proof.”

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