JAMB Plans Self-registration Centres For Abuja, Lagos
To leverage the digital competence of its computer-savvy candidates, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to introduce self-service registration outlets in Abuja and Lagos.
This was disclosed in JAMB’s Weekly Bulletin from the Office of the Registrar, on Monday in Abuja.
It said that the system was expected to reduce crowds at its accredited Computer-Based Tests (CBT) Centres in both cities.
The idea, according to the board, is to advance the digital competence of candidates who can do the registration on their own.
It added that it is also to expand the registration access points, in line with the extant federal government’s COVID-19 protocols.
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The board expressed confidence that the service provider, Bankfort, had assured it of the immense potential of the seamless registration mode.
Similarly, JAMB also stated that it was set to incur not less than N50 million as added commission to its financial vendors.
This followed the introduction of its cashless regime in its 2022 registration.
The bulletin quoted the Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, as saying that the additional financial burden was the price the board was prepared to pay.
This, Oloyede stated, followed the board’s concern over the plight of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and Direct Entry (DE) candidates at the hands of shylock CBT centre owners.
He said: “The measure would put a stop to other sharp practices that usually follow the payment of direct service charges for registration at these centres.”
He added that candidates were expected to purchase an e-PIN for N3,500 as subsidized by the federal government, N500 compulsory reading text and a N700 regulated charge for CBT centres.
“All the purchases cost N4,700 as candidates are expected to now pay the regulated N700 charge for CBT centres along with the cost for e-PIN.
“The board would later transmit all accrued entitlements to respective CBT centres on a weekly basis or any timeframe agreeable to respective centres, to curtail all noticeable infractions.”
Oloyede also stated that, while the board now spearheads the collection of the N700 service charge on behalf of the centres, it would be taking on the additional responsibility of the N25 commission.
He said that the N25 commission amounted to over N50 million in 2021.
Oloyede, however, urged all financial institutions to be involved in the UTME/DE registration to live up to expectations.
According to him, the vendors would be held responsible for any act of misdemeanor or infraction committed by their agents.
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.
Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola
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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.
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They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.
Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.
She was cleared of the same charge.
The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.
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