This may sound quite worrisome, since the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB made this announcement. This title is not in any way misleading, as the JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq shared a secret to why some candidates will be offered admission into their school of choice, and it’s not even their JAMB result.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday, disclosed that only candidates who meet the O’ level and A’ level requirements and other criteria which is set by institution they choose during their UTME registration, would be offered admission in the 2018/2019 academic session.
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Speaking on this issue, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, shared this shocking information at a Training and Sensitization Forum on Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) for admission offers, candidates and stakeholders on in FCT Abuja.
Prof. Oloyede said and I quote below:
“When a candidate scored higher than the cut-off mark, it does not necessary guarantee admission, but makes the candidate eligible and qualified for admission consideration. However, It is not UTME or the UTME score that qualifies the person for admission. It is their O’level, A level that qualifies a person for admission.
Verifying his claim on why O’Level result is the best in guaranteeing admission to candidates, the Registrar further said;
“That is why you can go from here to UK, Ghana, Uganda, Republic of Benin, and nobody ask you of your UTME result, all they ask you about is your O level, because by law it is the school certificate that qualifies you for admission, and not JAMB,” he said.
The registrar went further to say that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will not tolerate illegal admissions by any higher institution, disclosing that any illegal admission from higher institution will be penalized. The body went further to warn, saying that students who were admitted illegally won’t be regularised anymore.
“We know that we have abused the process. What we have been doing is to send N5,000 each to JAMB in the name of regularization without capturing their picture, without capturing anything. You just pay N5,000 and then they are regularized.
“We have not stopped to do backlog, but starting from the year 2016 and upward, we will not allow anybody to operate or give out backdoor admission. Anybody that is not properly admitted cannot benefit from regularization and that is final.
“You cannot admit anybody under the table. These people should let us know their problem and let us collectively solve the problem, so that you do not need to do such thing.
“We don’t have accurate data on ground yet, mainly because what we have on record is different from what we have in real life. We cannot continue to do that. We will protest to the whole world that we have 500 students in our academic institutions, (Universities, Polytechnics, College of education, etc) but in reality, we have about 1 million students, while 500,000 thousand of these students have been admitted illegally,” Oloyede remarked.
Candidates are warned to desist from any illegal admission means, since this may be detrimental to their years in school. Don’t pay someone for admission and in your 300 level or final year, you discovered your name is not in the school registrar.
All candidates seeking for admission should walk in wisdom and I pray we all get admitted to our school of choice.