University Sent 27 Groundnut Seller For Youth Service – JAMB

Registrar of the Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board (JAMB),
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, yesterday
accused the management of an
unnamed tertiary institution of
sending the names of over 27
groundnut sellers to his
organisation for regularization and
mobilisation for the one-year
compulsory National Youth Service
Corps (NYSC).
The revelation came on the heels of
the management of the NYSC
accusing the management of
tertiary institutions of frustrating
full deployment of ICT in the
mobilisation of corps members.
Ojerinde, who made the remark at
the 2015 Batch ‘A’ Pre-mobilisation
Workshop in Abkhaz yesterday,
argued that he equally
experienced some frustration from
higher institutions and even his
board members when he
introduced the same biometrics in
the conduct of JAMB examination.
“It is good that I have this
opportunity to speak to the
representatives of the higher
institutions.
I want to ask whether this trend of
mobilising unqualified prospective
corps members into the NYSC
scheme was this how you were
mobilised during your own days.?
“There is a university where over
5,000 graduates were mobilised.
We have to make a commitment to
sanitise the system by doing the
appropriate thing.
There were 27 persons a particular
institution mobilised for NYSC
selling ‘pepper nut’ or groundnut
in front of the university.
“A corps member was posted to
JAMB to serve, the director under
which he would serve said he could
not write his name.
We wondered how could that be
and invited him to my office, asked
him which university he attended,
he simply replied ‘na UNN.
I called the NYSC coordinator in
Bwari to come and take your thing
because I know he is not a corps
member,” he said.
Similarly, the Director General of
the NYSC, Brig General J. B.
Olawumi, in his opening remarks,
accused some CPIs of not living up
to the agreement of appropriately
sensitising their graduating
students on the benefits of the
newly introduced ICT registration
platform.

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