JAMB sacks two workers for alleged forgery

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has sacked two of its staff members for allegedly forging some documents.

JAMB named the dismissed workers as: Mr. Bilyaminu Ishaku and Mr. Andrew Anebi Candidus, from the board’s Benue State Office in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

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In a statement yesterday in Abuja by its Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB said the dismissal took effect from February 27, 2023.

“Sequel to your appearance before the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee and the subsequent recommendations of the committee, I am directed to convey to you the approval of the Honourable Minister of Education of your dismissal from the service of the Board from February 27, 2023 for serious misconduct,” it said.

The board also noted that the dismissal was in line with the Public Service Rule 030401, which defines serious misconduct as a “specific act of very serious wrongdoing and improper behaviour, which is inimical to the image of the service and which can be investigated and if proven, may lead to dismissal”.

It added: “The staff members were directed to submit their identity cards and all other property of the Board in their possession to the State Coordinator, JAMB Office, Benue State, for onward submission to the Director, Human Resources, with immediate effect.”