JAMB Sanctions Officials For Harassing Candidate Wearing Hijab

Source: Franktalknow News

Incident Overview:

  • JAMB took disciplinary actions against officials for harassing a female candidate wearing a hijab during UTME in Lagos
  • Female candidate was asked to remove her hijab during accreditation, contrary to JAMB’s guidelines
  • Incident prompted immediate response from JAMB’s management
  • Head of Public Affairs, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, issued a statement regretting the incident and clarifying it did not reflect JAMB’s guidelines
  • Further investigations revealed the incident was due to ignorance of the guidelines by some JAMB partners or officials
  • Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, officials have been sanctioned as a deterrent for future incidents.


In conclusion, the disciplinary actions taken by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) against officials involved in the harassment of a female candidate wearing a hijab during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) demonstrate the Board’s commitment to upholding its inclusive guidelines. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of awareness and adherence to established protocols, and the swift response from JAMB’s management reflects their dedication to ensuring fair and respectful treatment of all candidates. By sanctioning the officials responsible and emphasizing the need for compliance with guidelines, JAMB has taken a proactive step towards preventing similar incidents in the future.

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