JAMB stops regularisation of illegal admission in tertiary institutions
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) yesterday said it would from this year stop the regularisation of all illegal admissions in tertiary institutions in the country.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this at this year’s meeting on Admissions Exercise for the Innovative Enterprise Institutions in Abuja.
He said any admissions done under the table would henceforth not be regularised and warned candidates and tertiary institutions to desist from engaging in illegal admissions.
His words: Illegal admissions have been rampant in the country’s institutions of higher learning and we are saying part of our effort is to ensure that we put a stop to it.
“Illegal admissions in terms of students not even taking the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) at all not to talk of scoring zero.Illegal admission by admitting candidates who do not have the requisite ordinary level (O level) because before now, JAMB does not have the record of their O levels.”
He noted that the board would henceforth demand for the records of ordinary and advanced level results of candidates recommended by tertiary institutions before offering them admissions.Oloyede insisted that institutions of higher learning must maintain the standards set by JAMB beginning from this year’s admission.
“From this year on, we will be demanding O levels records of the candidates institutions will be admitting for the first time.“When you recommend a person for admission, we want to see what qualifications he or she possess and not just telling us that he or she scored 300 in UTME. What of the real qualification?“It used to be left to the discretion of the institutions, but we are saying the standard must be maintained,” he added.