Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede on Monday in Abuja confirmed two of their officials escaped being lynched during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination mock exam at a centre around the Lagos State Polytechnic in Lagos State.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Olarewaju Oloyede.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has addressed reports making rounds on social media about a Muslim candidate who was allegedly asked to put off her hijab during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) which began on Thursday, April 11.

Concise News reports that the Board writes on it’s verified Twitter handle:

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“The attention of the Board was drawn to a story making rounds on social media about an incident concerning a candidate that was allegedly asked to remove her hijab before entering the examination hall.

“The Board would like to state clearly that our rule does not prevent female candidates from wearing hijab or other dresses that define their faith.

“We would continue to ensure that people exercise their freedom of religion even with the conduct of our examination so far it doesn’t compromise the sanctity of our examination.

“However, at every centre, 2 security operatives (one male and one female) are on the ground to screen candidates with dignity and respect. All officials were duly briefed on how to conduct themselves and what to look out for during the examination.

“This incident must have been the result of an overzealous security agent( if at all it happened) and not aimed at disrespecting the candidate’s religion.”

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