JAMB cautions parents not to register their children for the UTME

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Not to register children under the age of 18 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

In response to a lawsuit filed by Mrs. Ifeanyi Eke against the Board, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, issued the warning. Eke claimed that the Board sent her daughter, who is 15 years old, improper text messages while she was registering for the exam.

It is worth noting that Mrs. Eke has taken legal action by suing JAMB and three others in the Federal High Court in Lagos for N100 million. The lawsuit stems from allegations of unwanted and indecent text messages sent to Mrs. Eke’s daughter, who is fifteen years old.

In a press conference on Tuesday, nevertheless, Oloyede stated that the Board is prepared to encounter the lady.

The message’s sender, he insisted, was not an employee.

The Registrar went on to say that JAMB had alerted the relevant security authorities to the incident after it had occurred, but that the woman had ignored their warnings and instead sued the board for N100 million.

He clarified that the individual in question is not an employee of ours or even the center; rather, he is a fellow student. Like a candidate or first-year student at a university, he

Regarding our data, no one has permission to access it. The information was obtained from the girl’s underage phone.

Is your fifteen-year-old daughter now ready for college? Presuming, of course, that she is doing lawfully. According to current legislation, students are required to complete a total of twelve years of formal education, including six years in elementary, middle, and high school. On that date, you will have become eighteen years old.

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In order to get a 15-year-old ready for college, you must have scrimped and saved three years.

“The court will determine whether she is entitled to that money; we will meet with her in court.”

The head of JAMB insisted that the perpetrator had obtained the victim’s phone number from the center when filling out a form, and that it had handled the situation properly.

Even the centers don’t have access to our database, he went on to say; someone must have gotten the number from her interactions there.

Our focus was on the center’s carelessness in letting intruders know where these prospects were. And we’re pleading with parents to let their kids grow up a bit before they sign up for UTME.

We are now stating that any center that permits parents to be in close proximity to the screening area will be eliminated.

“Parents cannot ruin their children’s careers due to their emotions and lack of discipline,” he continued.

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