The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called for the cooperation of Nigeria Police in the fight against examination malpractices in the country.
The Osun state coordinator of JAMB, Mr. Johnson Adebiyi stated this in Osogbo when he led the management Team of the board on a courtesy visit to Osun State commissioner of police, Mr. Kola Sodipo.
Adebiyi explained that the visit of the board to the police command was in line with the vision of JAMB registrar Prof. Dibu Ojerinde in order to have a credible examination in 2016 UMTE.
He stated that the board would continue to sustain zero tolerance for examination malpractices and then called on all relevant stakeholders to support the board in making its examination meet international standard.
Adebiyi also expressed confidence that the newly introduced computer based examination would go a long way in enhancing the credibility of the examination.
In his remarks, the Osun state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kola Sodipo said it was the duty of the Nigeria Police to protect lives and property of all Nigerians, saying that the command only discharged its constitutional duties during the 2015 UMTE examination.
Sodipo assured that the command would continue to support the board in its quest to conduct credible examination.
He pointed out that the Nigeria Police were often being criticized by the public commending the board for recognizing the efforts of the command and then promised to assist the board in conducting a credible examinations in 2016 UTME.
– Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo