Four leading Commercial Banks in Nigeria has offered free scholarships to first 100 candidates of this years UTME Exams.
The Banks are offering the candidates scholarships to study in tertiary institutions of their choice across the country. As they have chosen upon registration.
The names of the candidates will be forwarded to the Banks by the Board this week. The Head of Information of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this offer on Monday, in a press statement.
However, Benjamin failed to give the names of the Banks, saying that they would rather have their identities hidden. He said the scholarship offers were a demonstration of the acceptability and confidence in the board’s products.
In his words:
About four banks have indicated interest to sponsor top 100 candidates. Two banks have requested for top ten and two for top hundred candidates. We will submit the names of the candidates to the banks this week.Dr Fabian Benjamin
He also further explained that the conduct of the 2019 UTME had witnessed a dramatic turn of events. With many startling discoveries and the capacity of the board to navigate such emerging threats.
“As a result of the handling of the crises and performances, many corporate organisations have called on the board to furnish it with top-scoring candidates to offer scholarships to study in tertiary institutions of their choice. There are banks which are demanding the top 100 UTME Students for scholarships. This is a stamp on the approval of the board’s products and efforts at repositioning the conduct of public examinations in Nigeria.
The fight against examination corruption should, therefore, be fought on all fronts. This is because of the board’s belief that the first manifestation of corruption is cheating in an examination.
He also urged corporate organisations seeking for UTME students to sponsor to vary their stipulated conditions for scholarships.