JAMB Suspends Two Staff, Bans Two Candidate For Flouting COVID-19 Protocols

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced the suspension of two of its staff and two candidates, from participating in its examination processes due to violation of COVID-19 protocols put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus.

This was revealed in the latest edition of the JAMB weekly bulletin, published on the Board’s website on Monday,18 January 2021.

The examination body confirmed that their suspension followed an unscheduled visit by the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to the Professional Testing Centre.

It stated that “the four individuals flouted the protocols when they refused to wear protective face masks provided to curtail the spread of the virus.”

The board said it had circulated series of advisories containing strict instructions on the necessity of adhering to the COVID-19 stipulated protocols.

“These advisories were not only aimed at mitigating the risk of contagion for individual staff but also to safeguard the lives of their fellow staff,” it added.

The Board asserted that “the suspension became necessary in order to send the right signal to all staff and clients alike that it will not tolerate any act that would expose people to unnecessary risks.

“The punitive action also underscored the seriousness with which the Board views adherence to COVID-19 protocols”.

The statement added that “the concerned staff would face the Board’s Disciplinary Committee. In addition, the Head of the Office under whose supervision the staff was working would also be queried for negligence and dereliction of duty for failure to adequately supervise the affected staff.

“All staff nationwide that the Board would not tolerate any violation of the extant protocols on COVID-19 and those supervisory officers would also be held responsible for non-enforcement and non-compliance of staff who circumvent laid-down rules and regulations.

“All the measures put in place to protect staff from unnecessary exposure to the virus are all user-friendly and wondered why anyone would want to expose him or herself and others to the virus.”

It also enjoined all Directors, State Coordinators, and Heads of Units to ensure strict compliance of both staff and clients.


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