The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned parents of candidates from coming to the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) centres.
According to Punch, JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede was quoted in a statement ordering CBT Centres not to allow parents and guardians to come close to UTME venues.
Oloyede was said to have taken the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded.
”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols.
“Oloyede also advised parents/guardians to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary.
“For example, a 14 or 15-year-old is not matured enough to undergo the process of registration and university pressure and are vulnerable to exploitation by scammers out there,” it added.