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Oyo wants more JAMB admission slots for college



OYO State Government has urged the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to increase the number of offers of admission to the State College of Education in Lanlate, in Ibarapa East Local Government.

  The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Abiodun Abdu-Raheem gave the charge when the JAMB Zonal Director, South/West, Alhaji Aliyu Kolawole Jubril and his team paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

  The commissioner affirmed that Seyi Makinde has recently approved the release of fund for the upgrade of the institutions’ facilities which also included the increment of its capital grant and minimum wage payable to the staff.

  “We are using this occasion to call on JAMB to increase the allocation of candidates to the College of Education, Lanlate. It is necessary as the state government has recently upgraded the facilities in the institution.

  “There has been an increment of the minimum wage of workers there among other inputs needed.”

  The state government also lauded the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over reduction in form fee and sensitisation of prospective candidates willing to write the examination in the state.

  Mr Abdu-Raheem, while receiving the Zonal Director of JAMB, Alhaji Aliu Kolawole Jubril and his team over the sensitsation drive for the upcoming examination scheduled for Saturday.

  He however, enjoined the body to ensure an hitch free registration process for candidates willing to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

  Responding, the Zonal Director of JAMB, Alhaji Aliyu Kolawole Jubril, appreciated the efforts of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and the Education Commissioner towards the positive drive and priority for education in the state.

  Alhaji Aliyu disclosed that at present, Oyo State has remained in the first position among other states in the list of registration.

  He confirmed that the state also remained in the forefront with 69 higher institutions that process admissions annually with the board.

  The zonal director clarified that 37 Computer-based Test (CBT) Centres were approved for the examination in the state, saying that the 2020 UTME/DE registration would commence by 19th February, 2022 and end by 26th March, 2022.

  Alhaji Aliyu admonished the candidates to create a profile, using only one phone number by sending their NIN by SMS to 55019 or 66019.

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