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Nigerian Universities Should Avoid Underage Admissions Henceforth – JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has come out to warn universities against illegal admission.

He recently had his say while speaking at the opening of the seventh biennial conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State-Owned Universities in Nigeria.

According to him, admitting a student illegally and then seeking regularization after admission has been offered is a crime, and universities would be punished heavily for it if caught.

He added that for the sake of accountability, data protection and integrity of the nation, the act needs to stop as soon as possible.

His words, “I want to discuss what I call illegal admission. Many Vice-Chancellors don’t like the word, the truth is that no need to regularise what is regular.

Calling for regularisation after admission is illegal. Some candidates can’t go for NYSC because they were not properly admitted.

About two months ago, I received a letter from a European country to confirm if a student graduated from a particular university because she is 15 years old and applied for a postgraduate programme. The question they asked me was β€˜Is this possible in Nigeria?’

Also illegal admission of diploma students needs to stop because last year, we admitted 9,000 diploma students; I was alarmed that about 3,000 students came from a particular university.

Every one of us should be accountable because all these acts can damage our education system.”

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