JAMB denies DE candidates registration over change of identify

Direct Entry candidates have decried the choice of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede for barring these with change of identify entry to additional their schooling.

The PUNCH stories that change of identify is a course of the place particular person formally strikes their identification in newspapers with particular emphasis that each one paperwork with earlier particulars stay legitimate.

Adeniyi Adeyemi-Reuben, previously Segbe Adeyemi Reuben, had on April 2017 sought a change of identify primarily based on paperwork supplied to our correspondent on Wednesday.

He stated, “I can’t register for JAMB simply because I did a change of surname after my first degree. Even those with maiden names who did change of surname because of marriage can’t register. I met about three of them at JAMB office in Lagos and even saw one who complained at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.”

Explaining additional, Segbe disclosed, “Yet, JAMB shouldn’t be doing something about it regardless of my formal criticism.

Is JAMB saying it’s mistaken to vary your identify on this nation even in case you have a real purpose for it? JAMB is claiming individuals use faux certificates. I can show past cheap doubt that my certificates are real. My second diploma, my NIN, tax clearance, Nigerian passport, and dealing ID card all have the brand new identify. Why is it now mistaken for me to register for an additional course via direct entry?”

Investigations performed by The PUNCH throughout the Board’s social media platforms, and candidates’ posts indicated enormous lament on the challenges they’ve confronted.

On X, previously Twitter JAMB, on its account @JAMBHQ on May 10, a tweep, Chinwe Okafor @pradrech1, decried her incapability to register.

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“Please I’ve already purchased DE pin but cannot proceed with registration due to my change of name by marriage. Kindly assist me. Thanks,” she stated.

Also, Uche Oyeka @OyekaUche added.

“I have the same issue, I was instructed to go do another change of name back to my median name (NIN). Please @JAMBHQ we really need clarification on this. I haven’t been able to register and registration is ending today.”

Reacting in a phone interview with The PUNCH, the Spokesman for JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, famous that he was unaware of the issue of Direct Entry candidates to register particularly these with change of identify.

Benjamin stated, “I’m not aware.”

Asked if there are issues JAMB would do to rectify the instances since The PUNCH had introduced it, Benjamin stated, “I said I’m not aware, how will I know something that is being done to when I said I’m not aware? Will I be providing solution to something am not aware of? Candidates are registering for our examination I’m not aware of any other thing. If you sent your details and they are not tallying I don’t know what you want me to do.”

“If your identify is Benjamin and you’re bringing doc bearing one other identify then you aren’t the candidate actually you’ll not be registered. If you could have graduated from ABU for example and your identify is Austin and abruptly you’re coming with John Bosco how are we going to register you, what occurred that you’re altering your identify in between, you should show to us, we should perceive why the identify change.

“Most of the time you collect someone’s certificate and you want to legalise it through us, their schools should identify them,” Benjamin added.



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