JAMB warns universities of unlawful admissions


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated that solely admissions by means of its Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) are legitimate.

The board acknowledged this yesterday in an announcement by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in Abuja.

It mentioned using e-mail was not required for the registration processes for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, mentioned e-mail handle of candidates will solely be requested on the profitable completion of the registration to entry info on the examination.

He mentioned as from Thursday, April 15, candidates will not be required to supply any e-mail handle throughout registration, including that consequently, candidates may have the choices to entry their profile throughout or after registration.

Warning universities in opposition to issuing unlawful admission letters, JAMB additionally suggested candidates to not settle for admissions not processed by means of CAPS.

“The eye of the Board has been drawn to illegitimate admissions purported being carried out by some universities, together with the College of Abuja.

“These universities have been reported to be issuing admission letters to candidates with out recourse to the board.

“It’s, due to this fact, pertinent to state that such admissions that haven’t been processed, permitted and accepted on the CAPS are null and void.

“As such, asking hapless candidates to pay acceptance charges for such admissions that haven’t been processed by means of CAPS quantities to illegality. Consequently, such admissions are unlawful, due to this fact, stay null and void.”

Oloyede yesterday narrated how the board misplaced greater than N10 million in 2020 to fraudsters.

Oloyede instructed reporters on the board’s headquarters in Bwari, Abuja yesterday that the fraudsters penetrated the board’s cost portal for ad-hoc employees.

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*He mentioned the cash, which was meant to pay JAMB Advert-hoc employees from the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, was hijacked by the suspected fraudsters.

The registrar mentioned the board investigated the illegality, tracked and eventually apprehended 10 of the suspects in Kaduna, Nasarawa and Abuja.

“One in all them, Saidu Zubairu collected over N3.7 million for himself as a result of he inserted the account particulars of his mom, sisters, and different relations.

“Now we have not calculated all of the monies all of them have to this point acquired however altogether, the quantity will certainly sum as much as greater than N10 million.

“Now we have already paid the unique house owners, although it took us over a yr to trace the suspects, we lastly apprehended them and I guarantee you the regulation will take its trigger.’’

Zubairu, one of many 10 apprehended suspects mentioned he acquired the code for the location by means of his good friend (presently at giant) and indulged others.

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