JAMB says over 700, 000 illegal admissions issued in 3 years



Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has lamented the continued issuance of illegal admission by higher institutions across the country.

It said the institutions have continued to disregard JAMB’s Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS, which allows institutions to ‘only admit candidates that met the requirements.’

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the board raised these concerns on Tuesday while speaking at the consultative sensitization meeting with some stakeholders in Abuja.

He disclosed that between 2017 and 2020, the board has discovered about 706, 189 illegal admissions.

He explained that the illegal admission was given by institutions including privately owned across the six geo-political zones of the country.

He stated that 114 universities are responsible for 67.795 of the illegal admissions and 489, 918 was given by 137 polytechnics.

Eighty college of education gave 142, 818 and 5, 678 cases by 37 allies’ institutions.

He lamented that the situation has continued to damage the image of the country.

According to him, this act was also shortly after Malam Adamu Adamu, minister of education, has assented to the board’s plea for a last-chance over this procedure violation.

However, he noted that the board has ‘approved the caveat that the culprits should, first and foremost, declare the number of candidates admitted outside CAPS, between 2017 and 2020 by sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure to the JAMB Registrar.’

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