JAMB 2019: NANS Issues Threat To Board Over NGN50 SMS Charges for UTME Results


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a 48-hour petition to the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to refund 2019 UTME candidates the sum of NGN50.00 Short Message Service (SMS) charges deducted from each candidate who have accessed his/her 2019 UTME result. NANS gave the ultimatum while accusing JAMB of exploiting Nigerian students through the SMS charge of NGN50.00 to get their results.

In a statement by its national Senate President, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oladimeji Oyeniyi, NANS called on the board (JAMB) to send the examination results directly to candidates’ phone since it has their database. NANS warned that the board would face the wrath of students nationwide if the money was not refunded within 48 hours.

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According to Oyeniyi he said: “We are never an accident of history; we are part and parcel of the struggle so far. The Nigerian students no longer have confidence in the board’s leadership and decision making.

“In a sane community, Computer Based Test (CBT) should be well planned before execution to cater for the purposes it was invented for.

“The sanity in the system should ensure appropriate immediate release of results of examinations done by students but it was unfortunate that the board took almost a month to release results across the nation with unprofessional, unethical, non-ideological and non-technological excuses which is nothing but a disgrace to us as giant of Africa.”

There you have it, now what do you think? Let’s have your take via the comment section below.

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