As part of efforts to curb all cybercrimes and other examination infractions, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is to synergise with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to tackle the menace. The synergy became necessary in view of the avowed commitment of JAMB to curb all acts that could undermine public examinations in the country as well as restore sanity in the entire educational system.
OSUN THE POSITIVE VOICE gathered that, The Registrar dropped this hint when he received the Chairman of the EFCC, AbdulRasheed Bawa, in his office on 8th November 2021.
The EFCC had come to the Board’s National Headquarter to seek collaboration in terms of further safeguarding the critical operational processes of the world-class assessment body.Prof.Oloyede said EFCC has been at the forefront of the fight against cybercrimes and financial crimes adding that they have demonstrated sufficient capacity to tackle the problem headlong.
He pointed out that the Board had immense confidence in the anti-graft agency as a veritable partner in the fight against fraudulent characters who are hell-bent on compromising its system.
He said, “ If we partner an agency like the EFCC, we would attain high capacity in the fight against cybercrime, examination malpractices and other infractions.”He reaffirmed the commitment of JAMB to always partner with credible agencies. In this wise, he disclosed that the Board is selective in the type of partners, associates with especially in the area of the conduct of third-party examinations to safeguard its hard-earned integrity.
He said the confidence being reposed in the Board is not unconnected with the surge in the various proposals from different clients including corporate organisations and multinational companies, to conduct either recruitment of personnel, staff promotion examinations, scholarship awards as well as professional assessment, among others.
He said the Board only charges very minimal administrative cost to defray some inevitable expenses as the Board is not out to make profit from the exercise. He added that such engagements afford the Board the opportunity to test-run its facilities for peak performance.
Earlier, the EFCC Chairman, who was represented on the occasion by his Chief of Staff, Ms Hadiza Zubairu, expressed the determination of the Commission to fight sleaze and other financial- related maladies stating that in the spirit of inter-governmental collaboration, the Commission was ready to partner with the Board.
In addition, she stated that based on a series of investigation by the commission, most of the perpetrators of cybercrimes are graduates of tertiary institutions within the ages of 15 to 32 stating.