The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said that it would soon clear the backlog of illegal admissions carried out by tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
TrueTalkNews reports that JAMB had recently uncovered 706,189 illegal admissions by universities, colleges of education, polytechnics and other related institutions in the country.
This was made known on Friday by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede in Abuja after receiving the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN’s) Award of Excellence.
What is Oloyede is saying
“The move is to save students who have the requisite qualifications but were admitted illegally.
“The issue of illegal admission that we want to put a halt to. We want to clear the backlog and ensure that those of them who have been improperly admitted but have the minimum qualification are rescued.
“We want to continue the campaign to discourage those who’re committing such illegal action to stop doing such.”
Speaking on the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede explained that the Board has decided to adopt a cashless system in the registration process.
According to him, JAMB would also prohibits Computer Based Test (CBT) centres from selling e-PINs to guard against the extortion of candidates.