Alleged Illegal Admissions: JAMB stops ‘regularisation’ for candidates


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has acknowledged it would now no longer condone any unlawful or irregular admission conducted by any tertiary institution, warning candidates to desist from accepting admissions equipped by the establishments with out going by the JAMB’s Central Admission Processing Device (CAPS).

The examination body gave the warning in an advisory issued to the heads of the several tertiary establishments, which was once also printed in its weekly bulletin.

This was once a tradition-up to an earlier possibility of sanctions issued by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, over what was once described because the recalcitrance of some heads of establishments who allegedly continued to flout the ministerial directive on the matter.

JAMB’s latest advisory

JAMB’s advisory as captured in the bulletin reads in phase; “The advisory extra made it certain that the new hardline diagram taken by the Board was once instructed by the quantum of applications obtained for candidates for condonement of unlawful admissions popularly recognized by candidates as ‘Regularisation’ including that such ignoble acts would now no longer be tolerated by the Board.

“The advisory extra reiterated that every one applications for admissions to First Level, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Fleshy-Time, Distance Studying, Fragment-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, and many others., ought to serene be processed ONLY by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).”

JAMB acknowledged establishments which will serene be troubled “in promoting or selling “application forms” for admissions into the programmes listed above were instructed to desist forthwith.”

The advisory, therefore, urges the concerned establishments to encourage their candidates to practice to their programmes by the examination body, noting that duplication of application forms is also no longer allowed.

“On the change hand, candidates are to make it seemingly for any admission issued to them by any institution is routed by the Board even forward of angry about accepting such provides,” JAMB acknowledged.

Minister’s earlier resolution

Whereas taking phase in the 2021 admission policy meeting on August 31, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, the education minister accused some establishments of flouting the authorities’s directive.

Mr Adamu, who was once represented by the everlasting secretary in the ministry, Sonny Echono, acknowledged acceptable sanctions would be meted in opposition to defaulting establishments and their leaderships.

Mr Echono, who chaired the meeting on behalf of the minister, illustrious that the actions of the establishments on the total alter the country’s statistics of admitted candidates and these no longer admitted each year.

He acknowledged; “It is in furtherance of the purpose of safeguarding the integrity of the admission task that every one establishments were instructed that admission made birth air the Central Admissions Processing Device (CAPS) is unacceptable to the system.

“It is saddening that irrespective of the certain directives at old policy meetings some establishments serene illegally admitted candidates birth air CAPS. I salvage into legend such an act as an instantaneous affront on the system and acceptable sanctions will be utilized to those discovered to had been angry by such a disruptive act. Equally, any institution that issued admission letters to candidates birth air CAPS will seemingly be punished for such imperfect indiscipline and fraud.”

Statistics of unlawful admissions

In line with the minister, a entire of 255,928 unlawful admissions were conducted by completely different establishments in 2015 for the 2014 academic sessions whereas the figure stood at 190,407 in 2016 for the 2015 academic calendar.

On the change hand, following what he described as a series of engagements with related stakeholders, the minister acknowledged there was once a pointy decline in the figure in 2017, asserting the country recorded handiest 43,852 unlawful admission figures for the 2016 academic session.

On the change hand, JAMB acknowledged it by no manner believed some establishments would serene proceed to head by the backdoor to present admissions to candidates, asserting the essence of harmonisation was once to substantiate trusty statistics for better planning and that it guarantees that every devoted candidate secures admission on the trusty time.


Meanwhile, JAMB has acknowledged phase of the outcomes anticipating the candidates who fall sufferer of unlawful admissions is that they would not be in a diagram to salvage half in the distinguished National Formative years Service Plan.

The programme, which is coordinated by the National Formative years Service Corps (NYSC), is distinguished for devoted holders of first level certificates and Greater National Diploma (HND) certificates who are no longer yet above 30 years of age.

The NYSC certificate is phase of requirements for job opportunities in Nigeria and political appointees are also anticipated to either produce the certificate of participation or an exception, which is granted in line with the situation of age.

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The advisory added that; “The Board wouldn’t succumb to pressure from any quarter to certain any candidate for the NYSC or other distinguished wants if he/she had licensed any admission from any institution which did no longer practice laid-down guidelines as emphasised above.

“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the three Regulatory Agencies: (National Universities Price (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and National Price for Colleges of Education (NCCE) will guarantee that every one tertiary establishments agree to this policy directive. Other skilled regulatory agencies are also anticipated to play severe roles in sanitising the task.”

JAMB also seeks streamlining of academic standards and that periods of all non-corpulent time stories ought to serene be maintained as popular by the regulatory agencies, noting that such programmes ought to serene no longer bustle for no longer up to 150 per cent of the equivalence of corpulent time stories.

“Institutions which need to diagram commercial to provide for candidates can web so nonetheless they absorb to give an evidence for seemingly candidates, ranging from these that sat the sizzling UTME (or DE candidates), to interchange to or purchase these establishments as First (1st) Option as another of the tortuous route of soliciting for candidates to salvage one other application scheme. This, the advisory illustrious, would terminate the relate of double registration.”

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