Nigerian Girls are more Educated than Boys, 60% of UTME candidates year in, year out are girls – Prof. Ishaq Oloyede JAMB boss
– Mar 8, 2022 –
Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that year in, year out, less than 60 per cent of those registering for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, are girls.
The JAMB registrar, therefore, advised Nigerians against discriminating against the girl-child, particularly in the area of education.
Mr Oloyede stated this at a lecture commemorating the elevation of Morufat Balogun to the rank of a Professor and the 55th birthday celebration of her husband, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Ibadan on Sunday.
Mrs Balogun was recently elevated to the rank of professor of Genetics by the University of Ibadan.
NAN also reports that the theme of the celebration was: “Celebration of the Girl-child Education.”
The JAMB registrar said that education of every child, whether male or female, mattered, maintaining, however, that more attention should be given to education of the girl-child.
“Every child, male or female, deserves to be educated.
“From the statistics available from the university, if you go to the registration centre now, you will see that less than 60 per cent of those registering for JAMB are girls.
“This used to be from a particular part of the country before but it spread the whole of the country. We must change our slogan, as education of every child matters,” Mr Oloyede said.