- Nigerians involved in the illegal procurement of admissions in tertiary institutions across the country need to be wary of their actions
- This is because the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Boards is set to move against all those involved in sharp and illegal practices in Nigerian universities
- The JAMB registrar said the board will commence a mop-up exercise that would help rid institutions of all those with illegal admissions
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Sunday, December 6, said it will begin steps to clear up all the backlogs of illegal admissions in different universities across Nigeria.
Speaking while receiving an award of excellence presented to him by the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN), Oloyede said the board had earlier discovered 706,189 illegal admissions in Nigeria's tertiary institutions.
He said the exercise would help the board to rescue students with the right qualifications but have been given admissions illegally.
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Oloyede said the exercise would also serve as a means to discourage those involved in either giving or collecting admissions illegally from continuing with such an act.
Cashless system for JAMB's registration process
He said the board will in the future prevent Computer-Based Test centres from selling e-pins to UTME candidates across the country.
According to Oloyede, the decision to stop the sale of e-pins follows the exploitation of candidates who seek to write the UTME by the CBT centres.
“We want to put a stop to that, we have intensified monitoring but part of what we are doing is to ensure we protect the students against this extortion, and that is why we are asking all those (the candidates pay through us) and we will pay the centres (their service charge)."
Jamb announces fresh registration measures for UTME
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that JAMB had announced its plan to adopt new registration measures to end the extortion of candidates registering for the UTME.
The new registration process, JAMB said, will begin with the 2022 UTME through a system that checks activities of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres.
JAMB made the announcement in its weekly bulletin, issued on Monday, November 29, on its website and other platforms.
Blacklash over JAMB's remittance of its surplus fund to FG account
JAMB said its action is in line with global best practices and obtainable in the extant directive of the government.
The board said that the remittance of surplus funds is also for accountability and to the interest of the general public.