The Ekiti state Commissionioner for Education, Dr Olabimpe Aderiye has reiterated that government is passionate about the development of information communication technology, ICT, in a aspects of the state economy particularly in the education sector.
Dr Aderiye stated this in Ado while receiving the who paid her a courtesy visit.
The education Commissionioner disclosed that in view of this, government has approved the release of fund for the purchase of 2,500 JAMB forms for qualified candidates, acknowledging that the world has gone digital.
Dr Aderiye said that the training and re-training of teachers and students in ICT has become a culture in Ekiti education sdector.
She thanked the exam body for the visit and urged the management to continue to support government to achieve greater success.
Earlier, the JAMB coordinator in Ekiti state, Alhaji Abdulkareem Abdulhamed admitted that the purpose of the visit was to sensitize the ministry on the recent development in the board.
According to him, the exam body now deals with candidates individually as against the former bulk purchase processes, adding that candidates must have national identification number, NIN, with which they can link their phone number for each registration.
Still on education, the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said the board will expend not less than N100 million on the prosecution of 200 out of the over 400 persons involved in impersonation in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
Prof. Oloyede, who stated this in Abuja, during a ‘confession session’ of two persons nabbed in Kano for attempting to change a photograph used in UTME registration in Bayero University, Kano, said the Board lacked the resources to ensure all of them were brought to book.
He said the Board has the ability to detect any illegal attempt to change candidates biometric data and other details used in UTME.
The JAMB boss also reminded tertiary institutions of the warning of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, that any school that allows candidates to alter their UTME details in the course of registration risk being treated as accomplice to fraud.