The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has uncovered 706,189 illegal admissions by universities, Colleges of Education, polytechnics and other institutions.
Legit.ng gathers that Oloyede lamented that the illegal admissions have damaged the image of the country.
He added that the bad practice was recorded in the institutions in all the six geopolitical zones by both public and private higher institutions.
Breakdown of the illegal admissions by institutions
- 114 universities - 67,795 illegal admissions
- 137 polytechnics - 489,918
- 80 Colleges of Education - 142,818
- 37 other institutions - 5,678 cases
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The illegal admissions were perpetrated between 2017 and 2020.
List of some indicted universities, others
- University of Jos (7,600)
- Benue State University (6,171)
- Olabisi Onabanjo University (5,669)
- Kwara State University (4,281)
- Novena University (3,432)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2,732)
- Imo State University (2,330)
- University of Calabar (2,074)
- NTA Television College (1,934)
- Baze University (1,717)
- Oduduwa University (1,450)
- Kaduna State College of Education (1,417)
- Tai Solarin University of Education (1,101)
- Al-qalam University (1,062)
- Gombe State University (1,017)
Vice Chancellors, rectors and provosts admit mistakes, send formal letter of confession
The JAMB registrar said the vice chancellors, rectors and provosts of the affected institutions have admitted their mistakes by sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure, The Punch stated.
He said the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, assented to the Board’s plea for a last chance for the violators in order to mop up the backlog of improperly admitted candidates.
Oloyede said the minister also approved the caveat that the culprits should declare the number of candidates admitted illegally between 2017 and 2020.
He added that JAMB has been directed to launch campaigns to educate the public against accepting such illegal admissions henceforth.
Afe Babalola reacts as WAEC, NECO change exam calendars
In other news, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) has decried the shift in the examination calendars by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) from April to June to between August and October in the year.
The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) said the calendar shift is negatively affecting the chances of final year secondary students to secure admission to tertiary institutions.
Legit.ng gathered that Babalola in a statement released on Thursday, November 17, said the shift was also affecting the admission plans of tertiary institutions.