The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday, said
only candidates who meet the O' level and A' level requirements and
other criteria set by institutions would be offered admission in
2017/2018.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this at a Training and
Sensitization Forum on Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) for
admission offers, candidates and stakeholders on in Abuja.
Prof. Oloyede said: "Scoring higher than the cut-off mark does not
guarantee admission but makes the candidate eligible for admission
consideration. It is not UTME that qualifies the person. It is O
level, A level that qualifies a person for admission.
"That is why you can go from here to UK, you can go to Ghana, Uganda,
Republic of Benin, nobody ask you of your UTME, they ask for your O
level because by law it is the school cert that qualifies you not
JAMB," he said.
He also warned that JAMB will not tolerate illegal admissions by any
higher institution.
The body also stated that students admitted illegally won't be
regularised anymore.
"We know that we have abused the process. What we have been doing is
to send N5,000 each to JAMB in the name of regularization without
capturing their picture, without capturing anything. You pay N5,000
and then they are regularized.
"We have not stopped to do backlog but from 2016 upward we will not
allow anybody to do backdoor admission. Anybody that is not properly
admitted cannot benefit from regularization.
"You cannot admit anybody under the table. Let us know your problem
and let us collectively solve the problem so that you do not need to
do such thing.
"We don't have accurate data because what we have on record is
different from real life. We cannot continue to do that. We will
protest to the whole world that we have 500 students in our
institutions but in reality they are about 1 million but 500,000
thousand have been admitted illegally," Oloyede remarked.
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