By Martin Paul in Abuja
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Saturday commissioned a N46 million renovated headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Abuja.
The minister also commissioned the board’s canteen and laid the foundation stone of its general service department.
Adamu, who was represented by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed, described JAMB as a flagship of education development. The minister commended the board for it recent feat in fighting examination malpractice, saying the release of last UTME results, after thorough scrutiny spoke volume of the commendation.
“The fight against examination malpractice is not a misplaced priority”, he said and regretted that youths were seriously involved in the practice.
Adamu assured the board that the ministry would continue to give its support to ensure that JAMB regained it lose glory.
Chairman of the Board, Dr. Emmanuel Adulo, said the renovation became imperative to give three broad a new look.
He congratulated the Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, and his team for foresight, adding that tha board had constantly been in the news over it conduct.
Adulo recalled that the just released Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations was not intentionally delayed, but because it had to be scrutinized to evert irregularities.
He further assured that henceforth, JAMB results would stand equal with other examinations devoid of complaints.
In his brief remarks, Oloyede said the N46 million included the three projects executed by the board in recent time.