JAMB speaks on invigilators stopping hijab-wearing students.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has reacted to allegations. Which states that some hijab wearing students were denied entry into the examination hall by its invigilators and supervisors.
Similarly, DAILY gathered that a daughter of a former ace broadcaster, Sulaiman Aledeh, was among these hijab-wearing female students. Who were denied entry at a JAMB examination center in Lagos on Thursday.
But reacting, JAMB in a statement on its official Twitter page. They maintain that its rule does not prevent female candidates from wearing hijab or other dresses that defines their faith.
The body, however, said if truly the incident occurred ‘it must be the result of an over zealous security agent.’
The Statement reads, ”The attention of the Board draw to a story making rounds on social media. This is about an incident concerning a candidate that was allegedly ask to remove her hijab before entering the examination hall.
”The Board would like to state clearly that our rule does not prevent female candidates from wearing hijab or other dresses that defines their faith.
”We would continue to ensure that people exercise their freedom of religion. Even with the conduct of our examination so far it doesn’t compromise the sanctity of our examination.
”However, at every center 2 security operatives (one male and one female) are on ground to screen candidates with dignity and respect. All officials were brief on how to.
Conclusively, ”This incident result in an over zealous security agent( if at all it happened). It is also not aim at disrespecting the candidate’s religion.”