The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has charged that some tertiary educational institutions in the nation have a history of choosing “crooked options” by withholding admission offers made to applicants.
The Central Admissions Processing System was not used for the board’s determination of the admission offers made.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the board’s Registrar, in the most recent JAMB bulletin.
He remarked, “It is depressing today to see some institutions continuing to choose the dishonest alternative that lacks transparency or accountability through concealed admission offers.”
According to the bulletin, Oloyede made the remark at the department of nursing education’s inaugural matriculation at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Oloyede was represented by Babatunde Jacob, the Osun State Coordinator of JAMB.
The elimination of archaic admissions procedures was the main motivation behind the introduction of the Central Admissions Processing System in 2017. In response to the admirable intervention of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the board decided to retroactively excuse candidates who were given hidden admission by select higher institutions from 2017 to 2021,” he continued.
Therefore, he advised the institutions in question to stop using these methods and follow the board’s instructions that all admissions must be handled through CAPS.