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July 17, 2018

Why we included Arabic questions in police recruitment examination – JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied claims that Arabic was made compulsory in the recent police recruitment examination, noting that the subject was included as a dummy.

JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday, June 11, told the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) who visited him at the board’s headquarters in Abuja that no candidate was instructed or made to forcibly attempt any question in Arabic.

Oloyede stated that the examination questions were set by workers who are Christians, and that that Arabic questions were not part of the examination but were simply included as dummies to enable the software function properly.

The registrar said it became to clear the issue following the spread of falsehood by some mischief makers.

He said: “The examination questions were incidentally set and administered by the directorate staff of the board among who incidentally is a deacon in one of the largest pentecostal churches in Nigeria.”

The Jamb boss said he was concerned over the enormous division among the various faiths in the country.



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