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JAMB supports Senate’s racketeering investigation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) supports the Senate’s move to investigate suspected admission racketeering in university, saying the exam body will be vindicated.

Recall that the Senate resolved on Wednesday to probe claims of admission racketeering in the nation’s institutions in response to a motion introduced by Senator Onyeka Nwebonyi (Ebonyi North).

Nwebonyi, who cited the admission travails of one Chinyere Ekwe at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), alleged that university staff members conspired with JAMB officials to carry out unwholesome practices, prompting the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to call for a fair hearing.

Reacting to the development, JAMB’s Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, commended the Senate for allowing the exam body to defend itself over the issue.

He said JAMB did not offer a provisional admission letter to the candidate and as a result welcomed the counsel of the Senate president that the matter be investigated, saying, “We will cooperate with the Senate.”

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