JAMB Sacks Two Staff In Benue Over ‘Gross Misconduct’


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has sacked two of its staff over alleged “gross misconduct”.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of public affairs and protocol, revealed the identities of the dismissed staff in a statement on Wednesday.

JAMB said Bilyaminu Ishaku and Andrew Anebi Candidus were dismissed from the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue state. It added that their dismissal took effect on 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 27th February, 2023 for serious misconduct,” the statement reads.

The board said their dismissal was in line with the public service rule 030401.

The rule, it said, defined 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.”

The board, however, did not go into details about the alleged misconduct.

JAMB ordered the dismissed staff to submit their identity cards and all other property of the board in their possession to the office of its coordinator in Benue state.

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