The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reacted to claims that some Muslim students who were billed to sit for the mock examination at a cbt center located inside covenant university, Ota, Ogun state were denied entry due to their religious affiliation.
A video posted online on Monday, April 3, captured some female jamb candidates standing outside the school after they were allegedly denied entry into the venue of their mock exams for allegedly wearing hijabs.
A statement credited to Olayode Akeem, a parent of one of the applicants who went to the center with his child said the university security guards prevented candidates wearing hijabs from entering Canaanland because they were following orders from above.
However, JAMB in a statement, said that Covenant University denied giving such instructions to the guards and offered apologies to the concerned candidates. It added that after the school got wind of the incident, its officials rushed to the gate to rescue the situation and ensure that the candidates took their examinations.
JAMB further assured the affected candidates that they would have the opportunity to sit for the rescheduled exam and noted that it would never condone any form of discrimination against any entity or person. The examination body also assured the general public that the board would put the necessary machinery in motion to ensure that such an incident does not reoccur in the future.