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JAMB uncovers 706,189 illegal admissions offered by varsities, others

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The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede on Tuesday said the agency has uncovered 706,189 illegal admissions by universities, Colleges of Education, polytechnics and other allies.

The Nation quoted Mr Oloyede while making the disclosures at the Consultative Sensitization Meeting with Select Stakeholders in Abuja.

The JAMB registrar said while about 114 universities accounted for 67.795 of the illegal admissions, 137 polytechnics were responsible for 489,918, 80 Colleges of Education for 142, 818 and 37 other institutions involved in 5,678 cases.

In the list of the 114 universities given to stakeholders, some of the top indicted for illegal admissions include 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); and Imo State University(2,330).

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Others listed were 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).

Oloyede said: “As a measure of mopping up the backlog of improperly admitted candidates, the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, assented to the Board’s plea for a last chance for the violators.

“He also approved the caveat that the culprits should, first and foremost, declare the number of candidates admitted outside CAPS between 2017 and 2020 by sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure to the JAMB Registrar.

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“Those minimally qualified would then be condoned to put an end to the period and finally put the matter to rest.

“The Board was then directed to launch massive campaigns to educate the public against accepting such illegal admissions henceforth.

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