The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has refuted allegations making the rounds that it focused the Baptist Women’ Academy, Lagos, throughout a board inspection of registration centres.

The Baptist Women Academy had accused the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede of profiling and conducting a media trial of the varsity after a video emerged in social media that the varsity was gathering greater than the stipulated N4,700 registration payment from candidates.

Nonetheless, Prof. Oloyede who mentioned he was not conscious of any extortion happening within the faculty, defined {that a} easy dialogue between him and candidates at a registration centre in the course of the board’s inspection was misconstrued on social media.

The Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of the board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in a press release gave particulars of occasions that led to the outcry.

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He mentioned, ”The Registrar was on an inspection of the 2021 UTME registration within the South-West and was accompanied by some pressmen.

”Whereas on the JKK Laptop-Based mostly Check Centre, one of many Board’s accepted UTME Registration centres, he interacted with some group of scholars from Baptist Women Academy who mentioned they’d paid N8000 to their faculty for the 2021 UTME registration. He requested to see their trainer, upon interrogation, the trainer insisted that the varsity had solely collected the accepted payment of N4,700 from college students.”

Dr. Benjamin defined that whereas the Registrar deliberate to reconcile the discrepancies with the varsity authority, it emerged on the information that JAMB had accused the varsity of extortion with out recourse to particulars.

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”The Board would wish to dissuade the general public from misinterpreting this happenstance. It needs to be famous that the Board had, on some events, sanctioned faith-based faculties positioned within the Northern a part of the nation with no eyebrows raised from any quarters.

“The Board needs to reiterate that it had all the time been its core coverage to sanction any faculty that collects a dime above the accepted UTME payment significantly when such acts are linked to the Board’s hard-earned identify and integrity”, the assertion defined.

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