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UTME: What We Did After Muslim Students Were Allegedly Barred From Oyedepo’s University – Jamb




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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed how they intervened when some female Muslim students were allegedly stopped from sitting for Mock UTME examination at Covenant University, Otta, Ogun State.

Naija News understands that the student were allegedly prevented from accessing the university owned by Bishop David Oyedepo, Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, for wearing Hijab.

This had led to various backlash with the citizenry accusing the University of religious discrimination.

Shedding more light on the situation via a bulletin, Jamb explained that they stepped in immediately their attention was drawn to the development.

The bulletin read, “The attention of the University was promptly drawn to this development, and a vehement denial of authorizing its security personnel to prevent any genuine candidates from entering the institution was issued.

“According to the University, no such authority was given to that effect and it decried the attendant embarrassment the incident had caused to the institution.

“It was, therefore, against this backdrop that upon learning of the the University along with its CBT Centre officials, had rushed to the gate to rescue the unfortunate situation and ensure that the candidates take their examination.

“Regrettably, the unwarranted delay prevented the affected candidates from meeting the time for the examination.” 

Apologizing to the concerned candidates, the Board assured them of opportunity to sit for the rescheduled exam.

It added, “It should be noted that the Board, as an equal opportunity organization, would never condone any scintilla of discrimination against any entity or person.

“The general public is, therefore, given all necessary assurances that the Board would put necessary machinery in motion to ensure that such an incident does not reoccur in future.”

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