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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday banned parents from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) centres.

The JAMB Spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in a statement, said the Board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has directed the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) centres across the country not to allow parents and guardians into the registration hall again.

He said: ”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols.

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He said Oloyede also advised parents to stop pushing the children’s education faster than necessary.

“For example, a 14 or 15-year-old is not matured enough to undergo the process of registration and university pressure and are vulnerable to exploitation by scammers out there,” Benjamin added.

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