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JAMB cautioned varsities against irregular admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it had cautioned some universities offering admissions to candidates on their school portals , without following the guidelines on the Central Admission Processing System.

The board stated this in a presentation by its Registrar , Prof. Is – haq Oloyede , in Abuja , obtained by our correspondent .

It listed the University of Nigeria , Nsukka ; the University of Ibadan ; and the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic , Ogun State as examples .

The board warned the universities to “ desist from such illegitimate actions . ”

JAMB said it would not regularise the admission of such candidates not admitted through CAPS .

The registrar said , “On the warehousing of candidates into school portal, JAMB has found out that some institutions have devised a method of offering admissions to candidates outside CAPS, on their own designated portals .

The device is a ploy to lure innocent and more qualified candidates away from their preferred programmes.

“ These are tricks meant to usurp the rights of the candidates and they are improper and should be disregarded by the candidates .

Such institutions are putting into jeopardy the future of these candidates .

“ We have the University of Nigeria , Nsukka , which has a quota of 200 for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

After admitting 106 candidates on CAPS , it released 448 on the UNN portal , whereas there are 342 qualified and not admitted on the CAPS. ”

It added , “ Also for Law , it has a quota of 250 and admitted 125 candidates on CAPS , whereas it released another 240 names on the school portal .

“ We also have the case of one Hannat at the University of Ibadan , who applied for Human Nutrition but was transferred to Agricultural Extension .

Her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination score was 242 and the post UTME was 72. She had an aggregate score of 66. 25, but the university then admitted people below her .

“ We like to inform candidates that anyone who accepts any offer of admission made outside CAPS, that is, not on the JAMB ’ s candidates ’ profile , does so at their own risk.

There shall be no regularisation of any irregular admission .

JAMB has given caution to the universities to immediately withdraw and desist from such illegitimate actions . ”

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