A criminal practitioner, Mr. Geoffey Oparaji, has written to the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede asking him to forestall violating the statute that installed the organization.

The lawyer accused the registrar of violating its statute in a letter dated April 5, noting that JAMB’s regulation forbade the business enterprise from accomplishing examinations and flair exams for noneducational establishments.

He but recommended the JAMB registrar for the achievements he had recorded to this point.


According to him, five(1)(a) and (2) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Act Chapter 193 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria restricts JAMB to undertaking examinations for handiest academic institutions.

The letter to the JAMB Registrar examine: “I humbly refer you to the provisions of phase 5(1)(a) and (2) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Act that provides consequently:
Section 5(1)(a) stated, “Notwithstanding the provisions of any other enactment, the Board shall be chargeable for the general management of the conduct of matriculation examinations for admissions into all universities, polytechnics, (by using something name referred to as in Nigeria.

‘” For the avoidance of doubt, the Board will be answerable for figuring out matriculation requirements and conducting examination main to undergraduate admissions and additionally for admission to National Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education publications. Still, it shall now not be accountable for examinations or every other selective technique for submit-graduate guides and every other course offered by using the tertiary establishments.”

The legal professional argued that the above provisions confined JAMB handiest to carrying out examinations listed in the said Act. He, therefore, accused the JAMB of acting with general brush aside for its enabling law.
He wrote: “I, in particular, refer you to the Board’s recent involvement in the Nigeria Police recruitment of a team of workers and personnel. That is, choice and undertaking take a look at examinations.

“Also the advert in a number of the Nigerian daily newspapers indicating the board’s willingness and preparedness to bid for contracts from people, public, corporate our bodies, governments and companies for recruitment of body of workers, behavior aptitude assessments and other related and allied services and activities.”

The lawyer said that this deviation amounted to an “overall and gross breach” of JAMB allowing the Act. He threatened to record a fit towards JAMB. Besides, it limits itself to the mandate given to it by the regulation.