Tertiary institutions seek JAMB’s regularisation for illegally admitted 49,426 students

No fewer than 49,426 illegal admissions were done by various higher institutions last year, The Nation has learnt. The figure included admissions done by universities, polytechnics, colleges of educations and other higher institutions. A document obtained by The Nation showed that most of the institutions involved have applied to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for regularisation of the admissions. A source at the examination body accused most of the higher institutions of admitting candidates, who did not write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB.
Tthough the source confirmed that the examination body has regularised some of the illegal admissions, it regretted the inability of the board to punish the institutions involved. “We don’t have any powers to punish them but what we have done is to come up with a system that will stop illegal admissions by these higher institutions. From 2017/2018, the board will not regularise any admission done illegally by any higher institution,” the source said. However, a breakdown of the document showed that Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto applied to JAMB to have the admissions of 1,527 students regularised. The university has the highest figures for regularisation. Notable universities, which applied to JAMB for regularisation, include: University of Maiduguri (571), University of Port Harcourt (516), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (246), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (419) and Olabisi Onabanjo University (197). Others are: Igbinedion University (288), Oduduwa University (234), Lead City University, Ibadan (177), Rivers State University of Technology (167), University of Calabar (163), Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (135) and Nigeria Turkish Nile University (120).
Also affected are: Sokoto State University (118), Federal University, Gusau (111), University of Abuja (108) sociology department), University of Ilorin (28), University of Benin (28), Bayero University, Kano (15), University of Lagos (14) and University of Ibadan (12). JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin, when contacted, said the examination body has introduced the Central Admissions Processing System to monitor all admissions done by higher institutions. Benjamin said: “We have introduced CAPS with which all admission will be conducted on. “We are also going to stop regularisation and that was one of the reasons for the flexible cut off marks to allow institutions determine their entry requirements to avoid backdoor admissions. “The CAPS will check all forms of abuses and also empower the candidates to monitor admission and raise queries if they feel cheated.”
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