Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it received over N100 million from Nigeria Police Force for the conduct of the just concluded 2018 police recruitment, which infobase refer to as “Police-JAMB Examination.”
The 2018 police recruitment held today, May 25, 2018 at 156 JAMB accredited computer-based centres across Nigeria.
Infobase earlier reported that at least 37,000 Nigerians qualified for the Police-JAMB examination on Friday.
From the 37, 000, only six thousand (6,000) will be given taken to fill various posts in the NPF.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
– Henry Ford
President Muhammadu Buhari gave directive to the police authority to recruit 6,0000 people to strengthen NPF staff.
Report from Abuja says that Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Training and Development, Istifanus Shetima, was at JAMB headquarters in Abuja while the exam was going at various centres in the country including the Federal Capital Territory.
Shetima, who spoke to newsmen said the final shortlisting and recruitment would be determined by the number of vacancies and performance of the candidates .
The minimum requirement for recruitment is Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
Why Police-JAMB Examination?
AIG Shetima said the police partnered the examination JAMB to conduct the examination because of JAMB’s integrity and a high standard.
“We want to maintain standard in the Nigerian Police Force that is why. And we know JAMB has been very excellent in terms of conducting exams, to get excellent people to join the Police Force,” he said.
He said the service charge paid JAMB was paid by the police authority, “student were not charged fees for the examination.”
Oloyede on Police-JAMB Examination?
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said the board’s job is to ensure and maintain standard, saying some of the candidates were disqualified at the centre.
“We conduct exams for different agencies both in the public and private sectors because we have the facility which is a public facility and they are at minimum cost; we allow people to use the system.”
According to Mr Oloyede, the choice of JAMB by both private and government agencies is hinged on the trust they have in the examination body.
“We have so many people who believe in us, particularly those who want to do things transparently. But if you want to do something that is not that transparent, JAMB is not the right place to go.
“But if you know that you want to set the rules and you want the rules to be enforced, JAMB will give you the services at a cost you cannot get elsewhere.”
Police-JAMB Examination Issue
The only centre where there were issue was in Benue State, and according to Prof. Oloyede, “it was later settled.”
“So far so good, The police complied with all the agreements about setting standards and ensuring that there is no waver at any point in time. The examination was peaceful across the nation, the only centre that had issue in Otukpo, Benue State has been settled.”
The registrar said the board had conducted computer-based tests for about 16 agencies in Nigeria .
Information on the result of Police-JAMB Examination will be released by the police authority in due date and will be announced.
It’d be recalled that JAMB had in the past conducted examination for Osun State Government, MTN, EFCC, and Christian pilgrims Commission among others.
JAMB will be conducting similar test for FRSC coming soon across the country.