JAMB bans candidates’ parents from UTME centres

JAMB puts registration exercise on hold

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned parents of candidates from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) centres.

This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede.

Oloyede was said to have taken the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded.

”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols.

“Oloyede also advised parents/guardians to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary.

“For example, a 14 or 15-year-old is not matured enough to undergo the process of registration and university pressure and are vulnerable to exploitation by scammers out there,” it added.