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UTME 2022: Oyo Govt Asks JAMB to Increase Candidates’ Allocation for Lanlate College
Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Abiodun Abdu-Raheem has appealed to the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), to increase the number of offers of admission to the State College of Education in Lanlete, in Ibarapa East local government.
Abdu-Raheem gave the charge while receiving JAMB Southwest Zonal Director, Alhaji Aliyu Kolawole Jubril and his team, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office over the weekend.
Reiterating the commitment of Gov. ‘Seyi Makinde-led-administration to the education sector, the Honourable Commissioner recounted how the state government 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.
He said, “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”, he said.
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.
In his response, the Zonal Director of JAMB , Alhaji Aliyu Kolawole Jubril, appreciated the efforts of Gov. Makinde and the Commissioner of Education towards the positive drive and priority for education in the state.
Alhaji Aliyu informed 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 sixty-nine (69) higher institutions, that process admissions annually with the board.
The Zonal Director disclosed Four thousand, Seven Hundred naira (#4,700) as the registration fee and emphasised the need to collaborate with the state on sensitisation for the upcoming JAMB examination this Saturday.
He clarified that thirty-seven Computer-based Test (CBT) Centres were approved for the examination in the state, saying that the 2022 UTME/DE registration would commence by 19th February, 2022 and end by 26th March, 2022.
Aliyu admonished the candidates to create a profile, using only one phone number by sending their NIN by SMS to 55019 or 66019.
“JAMB has introduced Computer Studies and Physical and Health Education as UTME subjects, but frowns at multiple registration”, he noted.
Present at the meeting was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaja Aminat Atere, Director of Higher Education and Continuing Education, Mr Akanji among others.
Meanwhile, the Honorable Commissioner for Education also drew the attention of JAMB to the human congestion prevalent around its permanent office in Ibadan, calling on management to chart a more easier access for the prospective candidates.