JAMB Bars Parents From UTME Centres
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has barred parents from moving closer to the Computer Based Test Centre as it prepares for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Thousands of candidates wrote the MOCK type of the exams on Monday in Abuja and some other parts of the country and described it as better than the previous ones.
Speaking at one of the centres where he had gone to monitor, the JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede said that the board had observed that some parents hanged around the UTME centre to perpetrate malpractices.
He said that some parents had formed the habit of following their children to the Computer Based Centre to ensure that their wards pass at all cost.
According to him, there is the need for a candidate to mature before writing UTME because nobody would sit with him to listen to lecture if he eventually gains admission to a university.
Oloyede stated that the board was becoming wiser as the antics of the candidates to perpetrate malpractices were growing.
Calling on parents to leave the children alone and allow them to face life on their own, Oloyede said that university education starts from writing the UTME and coming out with a good grade.