The registrar and chief executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, has said that the greatest challenge in achieving the mandate of the Board was the antics of the elite.
Oloyede, a former vice chancellor of the University of Ilorin, said this on Friday when he visited the corporate headquarters of Media Trust Limited, publishers the Daily Trust titles.
He was received by the Media Trust management team, led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mallam Mannir Dan Ali.
According to him, apart from the elite, many parents and some in positions of authority were also undermining the activities of the Board for their selfish reasons.
“Parents would pay anything to get anything, and they do not even see it as evil. They are initiating these young ones into this corrupt system. And that is why you can go and study it.
“You will see so many tutorial classes in every street in Abuja. Even in Adamawa you will see so many so-called tutorial classes, which are becoming centres and incubators for examination malpractice because majority those who are establishing them don’t even have degrees.
They are the ones who are training people and claiming to know. So, I think the elite are the problem,” Oloyede said.
He said the Board was relying on technology to detect, prevent and make it useless for those who want to benefit from the bad effect.
He said the elite, the so-called educated and people who are in positions of authority were the ones undermining the essence of the nation, adding that this was his greatest problem in the JAMB.