The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has refuted the report that candidates for the Police recruitment 2018 exercise wrote an examination in Arabic.
Spokesperson of the exam body, Dr. Fabian, on Saturday said that JAMB examined the candidates in the English Language only, and that no one wrote examinations in any other subject or language.
Fabian explained that JAMB generally examines candidates in 23 subjects which are listed alphabetically in its computer-based module, and that Arabic is one of the four subjects in the alphabetical categorisations.
Dr. Fabian explained: “Alphabetically, Arts comes first, followed by Arabic, then Agric, and then English.
“The software is designed to push four subjects per candidate; so, those three other subjects were dummy subjects that weren’t meant to be answered because there’s practically no mark for them in this particular examination.
“The Police recruitment examination is only in English Language.
“The instructions were clearly written, but we envisaged that some candidates might still not read them, so the examiners read out the instructions.
“The candidates were to answer 60 questions within the 45 minutes they had for the examination. That being the case, how could anyone possibly write four papers in 45 minutes?”
Fabian noted that Nigerians were afraid that because JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, is a Muslim, he wanted to Islamise Nigeria, saying it was a ridiculous claim.