In what seems to be contradictory to earlier reports by JAMB that this year’s results were better than last year’s own, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde has accused candidates that sat for the 2013 JAMB examinations of performing below the expected standard.
Prof. Ojerinde further said there was nothing unusual from the way JAMB had previously conducted the examination.
Ojerinde, who was speaking in response to claims of sharp practices by hisagency during Channels Television’s morning flagship programme Sunrise Daily, also said the failure recorded is “a normal thing”.
In his words “I want to say that nothing unusual went wrong. Nothing happened other than that the performance of the children was not entirelygood enough…Finish”.
“It (performance) is not unusual. It is a normal thing” he said.
He also brushed off claims by an education consultant who claimed he led a protest to the head office of the examination agency and threatened to sue the agency before some results were released.
He however said the public were informed of pending results that were under investigation due to the inability of some of the candidates to thumb print while some could “not even do the normal thing”. Some were “suspected to be malpractice cases,” he added.
He explained that those with such cases were forwarded to a committee that will “decide if they truly did the right thing or not or if they really committed any offence which will necessitate cancellation”.
Whether or not this revelation will prompt a reduction in the cut off marks by JAMB, only time will tell as the Cutoff marks are expected to be released on June 18th when a meeting with the minister and Vc’s includingJAMB takes place.
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