JAMB warns var­si­ties against ir­reg­u­lar ad­mis­sions

The Punch - - NEWS - Olal­eye Aluko, Abuja

THE Joint Ad­mis­sions and Ma­tric­u­la­tion Board said it had cau­tioned some uni­ver­si­ties of­fer­ing ad­mis­sions to can­di­dates on their school por­tals, with­out fol­low­ing the guide­lines on the Central Ad­mis­sion Pro­cess­ing Sys­tem.

The board stated this in a pre­sen­ta­tion by its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in Abuja, ob­tained by our cor­re­spon­dent. It listed the Uni­ver­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka; the Uni­ver­sity of Ibadan; and the Mos­hood Abi­ola Polytech­nic, Ogun State as ex­am­ples.

The board warned the uni­ver­si­ties to “de­sist from such il­le­git­i­mate ac­tions.”

JAMB said it would not reg­u­larise the ad­mis­sion of such can­di­dates not ad­mit­ted through CAPS.

The registrar said, “On the ware­hous­ing of can­di­dates into school por­tal, JAMB has found out that some in­sti­tu­tions have de­vised a method of of­fer­ing ad­mis­sions to can­di­dates out­side CAPS, on their own des­ig­nated por­tals. The de­vice is a ploy to lure in­no­cent and more qual­i­fied can­di­dates away from their pre­ferred pro­grammes.

“These are tricks meant to usurp the rights of the can­di­dates and they are im­proper and should be dis­re­garded by the can­di­dates. Such in­sti­tu­tions are putting into jeop­ardy the fu­ture of these can­di­dates.

“We have the Uni­ver­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka, which has a quota of 200 for Bach­e­lor of Medicine and Bach­e­lor of Surgery. After ad­mit­ting 106 can­di­dates on CAPS, it re­leased 448 on the UNN por­tal, whereas there are 342 qual­i­fied and not ad­mit­ted on the CAPS.”

It added, “Also for Law, it has a quota of 250 and ad­mit­ted 125 can­di­dates on CAPS, whereas it re­leased an­other 240 names on the school por­tal.

“We also have the case of one Han­nat at the Uni­ver­sity of Ibadan, who ap­plied for Hu­man Nu­tri­tion but was trans­ferred to Agri­cul­tural Ex­ten­sion. Her Uni­fied Ter­tiary Ma­tric­u­la­tion Ex­am­i­na­tion score was 242 and the post UTME was 72. She had an ag­gre­gate score of 66.25, but the uni­ver­sity then ad­mit­ted peo­ple below her.

“We like to in­form can­di­dates that any­one who ac­cepts any of­fer of ad­mis­sion made out­side CAPS, that is, not on the JAMB’S can­di­dates’ pro­file, does so at their own risk. There shall be no reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion of any ir­reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion. JAMB has given cau­tion to the uni­ver­si­ties to im­me­di­ately with­draw and de­sist from such il­le­git­i­mate ac­tions.”

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