JAMB REGISTRAR WANTS TO QUIT
I will quit if people in power try to influence me, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board, JAMB, made the comment to the people in higher authority.
This came as presidential Advisory Committee Against corruption, PACAC, led by the chairman, prof . Itse Sagay, visited the tertiary institutions examinations regulatory body in respect of the recent N36 million snake swallowing scandal that rocked JAMB.
The registarr said his fear is; that when he assumed the headship of JAMB that the politicians would not allow him to work according to the development, which would have him quietly quit.
He added that no one had ever approached him to do something wrong since he started running the position.
People in authority over me have been; the people who are even calling me to strengthen what i am doing.
My fear was not going to stay long because of what these politicians will be; interfering in one activities.
I had made up my mind that if they call me to do what i am not supposed to do.
Recall that Jamb remitted about N7.8 billion in 2017 to federal government.
Sagay said the visit of the committee was; informed by the need to seek clarification on the alleged N23million cash of the board, which had been; in the media that it was swallowed by snake.
He said he was; interested in knowing other challenges being; faced by the board that the require the committee assistance.
Sagay while commending the registrar for his high level of integrity, said; we also wish to congratulate you for what i will call the geometric increase in remittance to the Federal government of Nigeria.
We are here basically to learn more about JAMB. What are your problems, what are your challenges and also to offer our help if required in the respect within our competence.
We also want to know if there are any issues militating against the JAMB system and in what way can we help promote the excellent work that you are doing.