Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has directed the allocation of land for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB’s) Computer-Based Test (CBT) center in Maiduguri.
Govenor Zulum gave the directive on Thursday, when he received the registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede at the Council Chamber of the Government House.
The Governor also directed the Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) to issue a Certificate of Occupancy for the property, which currently houses the board’s zonal and state office in Maiduguri.
He further directed the State’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to sponsor all interested Borno indigenes that are willing to study in tertiary institutions in other parts of the country.
The governor said, this measure is to fill up the gaps in the merit and catchment area quotas in many Federal Government tertiary institutions across the country meant for Borno people.
On his part, JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede lauded Governor Zulum for raising the bar of accountable governance that make Borno a reference point in Nigeria.