May 19, 2021

Illegitimate Admission: JAMB Fingers University Of Abuja

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By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said it attention has been drawn to the illegitimate admissions purportedly being conducted by some universities, including the University of Abuja. 

JAMB stated that these universities have been reported to be issuing admission letters to candidates without recourse to the Board.

The Board made these known in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Abuja by the Head Public Affairs and Protocols, Fabian Benjamin.

JAMB advised candidates not to accept such admissions that are not provisioned on Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).

In the statement tagged “CAVEAT EMPTOR: ILLEGAL ADMISSIONS BY SOME INSTITUTIONS , Jamb warned that any candidate who has not accepted and printed his/her admissions letter on CAPS should not pay any acceptance fee as any admission done outside  CAPS is an illegitimate admission that would not be sanctioned by the Board. 

“It should be noted that admission guidelines stipulates that institutions recommend qualified candidates through CAPS in accordance with laid-down criteria to the Board for approval. As such, any such admission not approved by the Board is an exercise in futility”

“Any institution violating this well-intentioned guideline has much to hide and the Board would not shy away from its responsibility of ensuring compliance to laid-down admission guidelines. The Board will not relent in its efforts to ensure that no institution violates the extant admission guidelines”

It therefore stated that such admissions that have not been proposed, approved nor accepted on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) are null and void.

“Consequently, such admissions are illegal, unacceptable and offensive to extant rules and regulations guiding admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and provided on CAPS”

It would be recalled that the Board instituted CAPS in 2017 as an automated platform designed to ensure that admissions are transparently done to protect the interest of all Nigerians desirous of tertiary education.

“Candidates are advised, in their own interest, not to accept such admissions done outside the purview of JAMB nor pay any acceptance fee as such admissions will never be allowed to stand,” it added.

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