December 9, 2023

Illegal Admissions: UDUS,UNIJOS,UNN Others Top Lists Of Nigerian Universities With Illegal Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the lists of Varsities that conducts illegal Admissions,this statistics was covered from (2017-2020).
According to the board, a total of 58,698 fake admissions were conducted by the 10 institutions during the period under review.
The board listed the universities as follows:
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto 20,162
University of Jos, 7,600
Benue State University, 6,171
University of Nigeria, Nsukka 5,457
Kwara State University, 5,070
Novena University, 3,432
Alex Ekueme University, 2,902
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, 2,795
Olabisi Onabanjo University, 2,586
University of Calabar, 2,523.
JAMB has continually complained over admissions done outside the Central Admissions Processing System.
Commenting on the development, the Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said, “The ASUU chairman once went on air to say that some vice chancellors were the ones conducting admissions. I told him to bring me the names of any of the vice chancellors conducting the admissions.
“Admissions are conducted via CAPS. Some institutions came to us and told us to give them the grace to rectify the illegal admissions that were conducted outside of CAPs. The minister also forgave them and we told them that any one that is caught will have his or her admission reversed.”
The Programme Director, Reform Education Nigeria, Oluwatoyin Ayodamola called on the need for transparency in the conduct of admissions.
“There is a need for transparency in the conduct of admissions. Over time, you see some institutions favouring other candidates based on personal relationships with top officials, among others. CAPS introduced by JAMB has been going a long way in ensuring that there is a reduction in the rate of illegal admissions. “The institutions that continue to engage in such should be punished and not allowed to go Scott free,” Ayodamola said.

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