Your comment on admissions, a show of ignorance and blunder – JAMB blasts ASUU President

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Sunday, described as a show of ignorance, the recent comment of the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on admission into universities.

JAMB made this revelation while denying conducting the admission process for universities.

MOUTHPIECE NGR recalls that the ASUU president had alleged that “admissions are being done by JAMB and sent to you … Vice-Chancellors don’t know how the admissions are done.”

Reacting, the Head of JAMB’s Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, via a statement, has described the comment of the ASUU president as a show of ignorance and unfortunate blunder, on the process of admission.

The examination board has promised to give the ASUU Chairman one million Naira if he could provide evidence to back his claims.

According to Benjamin: “The attention of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been drawn to the ill-informed statement made by the rattled President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke. He betrayed his acute ignorance of the admission process into tertiary institutions in the country when he appeared on a programme of 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 favour 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 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 bedevilling the educational sector is actually 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 naira if he can substantiate his falsehood with even one proof.”

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