JAMB and quest to give up admission fraud in varsities
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) final week accused University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) and different unnamed establishments of providing unlawful admissions to a few applicants, caution that the exam frame might reject any workout carried out in contravention of its Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).
CAPS is a platform created to make sure exceptional control, transparency and credibility of admission procedure. It is anticipated to make provision for a “marketplace location” on JAMB portal, in which establishments can pass and request for college kids who scored above their reduce off points.
The gadget is such that establishments can most effective admit people who meet their reduce off points. If a candidate fails to fulfill the reduce-off mark for a designated route, that scholar might be denied admission.
JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocols, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, stated any admission accomplished out of doors CAPS became an illegitimate admission. Citing University of Abuja as an example, Benjamin stated the organization, along others are issuing admission letters to applicants with out recourse to the Board.
The JAMB spokesman maintained that admissions which have now no longer been proposed, accredited or general on CAPS are null and void, including that asking applicants to pay popularity charges for such admissions amounted to illegality.
By implication, Benjamin clarified that any candidate who has now no longer regularly occurring and published his or her admissions letter on CAPS must now no longer pay popularity charge, as any admission performed outdoor CAPS is an illegitimate one and could now no longer be sanctioned through JAMB
To make topics worse, the board stated: “Any candidate who accepts such provide of admission, made out of doors CAPS, does so at his or her personal risk, as there will be no regularization of any abnormal admission.
“Candidates are advised, of their personal interest, now no longer to simply accept such admissions accomplished out of doors the purview of JAMB nor pay any recognition charge as such admissions will in no way be allowed to stand,” Benjamin added.
Not most effective that, such applicants might now no longer be allowed to enroll for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme as they might now no longer be deemed to be college students.
But a few establishments nevertheless boycott this directive and trouble admissions to applicants thru their portals.
For instance, in 2019, seven colleges had been indexed for violating JAMB admission technique. The universities had been stated to have used their portals to violate admission method within the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board accused the seven universities of “warehousing applicants into establishments’ portals.” Warehousing way while a candidate’s call isn’t on CAPS however the organization nevertheless is going in advance to confess them thru its internet portal
For Ahmadu Bello University, the board stated a candidate who scored 302 and turned into certified to observe Medicine claimed: “to be persuaded to extrude to Anatomy at the college portal.”
It similarly alleged that the Nigeria Police Academy “modified programme of applicants thru its portal with out the consent of applicants, admitted applicants who have been already admitted simply into different establishments thru CAPS and couldn’t add them on CAPS again.”
But the control of UNIABUJA insisted that JAMB lacks constitutional powers to meddle in admission of recent college students into universities.
Quoting applicable constitutional provisions guiding operations of college education, UNIABUJA, in a announcement through its Head of Information, Dr. Habib Yakoob, maintained that it turned into now no longer out of area for it to behavior admissions with out JAMB’s input.
Citing the Universities Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Act 2003 (7) (a) (ii), which states that the Senate shall have powers in all instructional topics, along with organization and control, coaching and studies in addition to admission of college students, UNIABUJA control stated the faculty and now no longer any outside frame, is assured the strength of admissions.
The announcement examine in part: “The University of Abuja has been restricted to reply to reviews that JAMB has named the college amongst others as being engaged in ‘unlawful admissions’ as it did not add the listing of its admission on CAPS.
“UNIABUJA categorically states that it has now no longer carried out any unlawful admissions, and has not anything to cover as a ways as its admission exercising is concerned. It makes ambitious to nation that, on the moment, the college has one of the excellent and maximum obvious structures of admission within the country.