Minister warns against violation of admission rules

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has called on Universities, Polytechnics and other higher Institutions to comply with the Central Admissions Processing System CAPS of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for smooth admission process .

The Minister made the call in Abuja during the commissioning of a N230 Million naira project of the board.

Adamu said the Central Admission Processing System of JAMB ensures due process, discipline in admission process of higher Institutions in Nigeria.

According to him,” the central Admission process system of Jamb ensures due process and discipline in the admission process ,so every Institution must go through the CAPS system otherwise will sanction any erring Institution”.

Speaking on the board, Adamu said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has become the signature of the fight against corruption of the present administration.

He said the Governing board of JAMB has repositioned the examination board and has changed narratives of conduct of examination in Nigeria.

On the commissioned project, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said the project, the General Service department, cost N89,470,660k and was delivered within the period of 3month.

He also said two generating sets of 1000KVA1 and another both cost N141,276,900m were also part of the projects.

Present for the Commissioning were former Minister of Environment Suleiman Zarma, Former Deputy Gov. Kano State ,UBEC ES Hamid Bobboyi ,NIMC Executive Secretary and others.

JAMB Registration
Meanwhile, JAMB says it will not extend the deadline of registration date.

The Registrar noted that the board recorded over 1.9m candidates to sit for the UTME while some already bought the Direct Entry form.

Oloyede added that it was the highest registration in the history of the board so far.

According to him, “in the first two to three weeks of registration people decided not to register and you know that some people will want to engage in last minute rush so we have already said it no extension of deadline for registration.

He added that over 350,000 candidates will be sitting for the Board’s Mock exams slates for 18th of Feb,2020