JAMB warns against illegal admissions

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has warned candidates against accepting any admission not done through its Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).

The board noted that any offer of admission that was not validated on their profile page with JAMB or offered through the CAPS was invalid.

JAMB gave the warning in its weekly bulletin made available to Journalists in Abuja by its Spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

The board revealed that there was a ploy by three unnamed public universities to lure innocent and more qualified candidates from their preferred programmes so as to accept other programmes.

Jamb said such admission offers were illegal and would not be recognised by the board.

The board further noted that appropriate caution had been given to these universities which are to promptly withdraw and desist from such illegitimate action.

According to the board, “In order to circumvent the rights of candidates, the institutions are now using their own portals to unlawfully persuade and pressurise candidates to accept another course and then make a change of course on the JAMB portal to the new course supposedly offered on their own portal”.

These tricks are improper and should be disregarded by the candidates. All institutions employing such tricks are putting into jeopardy the future of the illegitimately favoured less qualified candidates as the board will not condone or regularise such irregular admission”

Any candidate who accepts such offer of admission, made outside CAPS, does so at his or her own risk.

“There shall be no regularisation of any irregular or condonment of illegal admission”

Appropriate caution has been given to these universities to withdraw and desist from such illegitimate action. Any such act will henceforth be visited with appropriate sanctions.”