The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has unveiled JAMBMOBILE – a mobile application which can aide candidates to check matriculation status, accept or reject admission.
JAMBMOBILE was launched at the 2018 policy meeting of tertiary institutions, which took place at the newly-opened 4,000-capacity Bola Babalakin auditorium in Gbongan, Osun state.
The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, who was in attendance alongside all vice chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, said exams were now being synchronised to ensure that they begin and end at the same time across the country.
In his presentation, Oloyede reviewed the improvement policies and process put in place, to ensure a hitch-free admissions for the 2018 academic sessions.
Also speaking at the programme, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, urged leaders of educational institutions to imbibe transparency.
The minister said he had evidence that some leaders of educational institutions were not carrying out their jobs with honesty.
“Some of you carry out your duties with full understanding and knowledge that some of your actions cannot stand the test of integrity, as some of the infractions you endorse and approve are irregular,” he said.
He listed some of these irregularities as irregular admissions, skewed fees and refusal to adhere to policy decisions.
He urged all stakeholders to ensure compliance with all policy directives in the interest of the nation’s educational development.