A concerned Nigerian body has outrightly condemned the Joint Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB) for allegedly going beyond its boundaries in conducting screening exercises for other agencies of the government.
Citing the provisions of section 5(1)(a) and (2) of the JAMB Act Chapter 193 laws of the Federation of Nigeria which empowers JAMB to conduct examinations for only educational institutes, the group insisted that JAMB has no right to conduct computer based screening examinations for non educational institutions, including the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
“By virtue of the above-mentioned section, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board does not have the legal authority to conduct screening examinations for institutions and organisations other than tertiary institutions and by their actions have thus contravened the said section,” the group stated.
Report revealed that the examination board had at various times conducted screening examinations for the NPF, FRSC, NNPC as well as MTN foundation scholarship program.
The group stressed that the action clearly contravened the laws establishing the board and called on the Federal Government to call JAMB to order.