JAMB collaborates with EFCC on examination malpractices, others

As part of efforts to curb all cybercrimes and other
examination infractions, the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board is to synergise with the Economic and
Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to tackle the menace. The synergy became necessary in view of
the avowed commitment of JAMB to curb all acts that could undermine public examinations in the country as well as restore sanity in the entire educational
system.

As monitored by TEAM PLATO REPORTS, The Registrar dropped this hint when he
received the Chairman of the EFCC, AbdulRasheed Bawa, in his office on 8th
November 2021.

The EFCC had come to the Board’s
National Headquarter to seek collaboration in terms of further
safeguarding the critical operational
processes of the world-class assessment
body.

Prof.Oloyede said EFCC has been at the forefront of the fight against cybercrimes
and financial crimes adding that they
have demonstrated sufficient capacity to
tackle the problem headlong.

He pointed out that the Board had
immense confidence in the anti-graft
agency as a veritable partner in the fight
against fraudulent characters who are hell-bent on compromising its system. He
said, “ If we partner an agency like the
EFCC, we would attain high capacity in
the fight against cybercrime, examination
malpractices and other infractions.”
He reaffirmed the commitment of JAMB to always partner with credible agencies.
In this wise, he disclosed that the Board is selective in the type of partners,
associates with especially in the area of the conduct of third-party examinations
to safeguard its hard-earned integrity.
He said the confidence being reposed in
the Board is not unconnected with the surge in the various proposals from
different clients including corporate
organisations and multinational
companies, to conduct either
recruitment of personnel, staff
promotion examinations, scholarship
awards as well as professional
assessment, among others. He said the Board only charges very
minimal administrative cost to defray some inevitable expenses as the Board is not out to make profit from the exercise.
He added that such engagements afford
the Board the opportunity to test-run its facilities for peak performance.
Earlier, the EFCC Chairman, who was
represented on the occasion by his Chief
of Staff, Ms Hadiza Zubairu, expressed
the determination of the Commission to
fight sleaze and other financial- related
maladies stating that in the spirit of inter-
governmental collaboration, the
Commission was ready to partner with
the Board.
In addition, she stated that based on a
series of investigation by the commission, most of the perpetrators
of cybercrimes are graduates of tertiary
institutions within the ages of 15 to 32
stating.

Ms Zubairu, however, disclosed that the
Commission had built capacity overtime
to contain this malaise and would offer necessary assistance to the Board in that
regard.

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