The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has revealed that two JAMB officials were attacked during the mock exercise conducted today at the Lagos State Polytechnic examination centre.
Oloyede disclosed this while he led the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on a visit to some CBT centres in Abuja during the mock examination.
According to Oloyede, the officials would have been set ablaze, but for the quick intervention
The reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained, as the JAMB registrar said the officials were taken to the hospital after they were rescued.
The said: “The very first sad thing that we noticed was that two of our staff were almost murdered in Lagos. There was an attempt on their lives at the Lagos State Polytechnic. For whatever reason, they were wet with petrol and they were to be set ablaze”
“We have sent a rescue team and they took them to the hospital. We are still looking into what happened, but we have evacuated our staff from the place.
“We hope that whoever attempted that, the law enforcement agencies will not allow such an assault on innocent officials of government who went about their normal business.”
Also speaking, Adamu said: “I will advise those centres perpetrating some kind of malpractices to stop and adhere to whatever guidelines they have been given by JAMB; otherwise, the same fate will befall them. From what I have seen today, JAMB is ready for the examinations.”