JAMB, a revenue-making machine?

A report quoted JAMB registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede as stating that the examination board made N400 million for change of date of birth on its website. Since Prof. Oloyede’s emergence at the helm of affairs of the board, it has consistently reeled out humongous amounts in profits and remittance. You begin to wonder — what exactly is JAMB’s purpose?

In 2017, which was Oloyede’s first year at the board, N7.8 billion was reportedly remitted to the federal government after the year’s examination. It was widely applauded, as it nearly coincided with the general anti-corruption delusion in the country.

After that, more and more billions have been remitted with N3.5 billion remitted to the federal government in 2020. It is laudable as we hardly have a financially transparent government agency in Nigeria. Before Oleyede, JAMB only remitted N54 million in its 38 years of existence….

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