The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has henceforth ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall.
In a statement signed by JAMB Spokesman Hassan Lawal, Oloyede said the decision was made after the board noticed overcrowding during an inspection visit to CBT Centres in Kwara.
”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols,” Oloyede said.
Oloyede also admonished parents/guardians to refrain from accelerating the process of education for their wards. The JAMB boss was referring to parents who push underage children to register for the UTME and university education.
“A 14 or 15-year-old is not matured enough to undergo the process of registration and university pressure and are vulnerable to exploitation by scammers out there,” he said.
Oloyede advised states Ministries of Education and all relevant bodies to checkmate the registration of underage students by ascertaining their true age before enrolling them.