2021 UTME: JAMB Bans Parents from Registration Centers Nationwide

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Has Banned Parents, Guardians from Accessing or Gaining Entrance into all Approved JAMB Computer Based Testing (CBT) and Registration Centers Nationwide as they Cause Distractions, Overcrowding and also Violates Rules and Regulations of the Board.

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again. This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB's Spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal.


The registrar was quoted to have said, the board took the decision after carrying out a routine inspection of some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded. Parents and guardians were accused of being a distraction to both candidates and the centres, and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols.

Oloyede also advised parents/guardians to stop rushing the education of their children faster than necessary, as 14 or 15-year-old are considered under-aged to start the process of registration and university pressure.

He further called on states’ Ministries of Education and relevant stakeholders who were saddled with the responsibility of enrollment of students into secondary schools to always ascertain the students’ true age before admitting them into secondary schools.