The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has vowed to sanction vice-chancellors, rectors, registrars, and other heads of tertiary institutions who continue to engage in illegal admissions.
This was contained in a statement published on the website of the board.
The statement, which was obtained by our correspondent on Sunday, partly read, “In a bid to give effect to the directives of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board restated its vow not to condone any illegal admission conducted by any institution going forward, adding that candidates who accept any admission not approved on the Central Admissions Processing System would have themselves to blame while heads of institutions who flout this directive would be sanctioned.”
It added, “The era of candidates accepting illegal admissions and then mounting pressure on the board to condone the same is over as the candidate would also be treated as an accomplice to the criminal act.
“For the avoidance of doubt, all admissions to Nigerian tertiary institutions must be done through the Central Admissions Processing System. Therefore, no candidate is deemed admitted until he/she has printed such an offer of admission from the CAPS platform.”
The JAMB has been engaged in a series of war with institutions over admissions conducted outside of CAPS.
In 2021 alone, the registrar of the examination board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, revealed that no fewer than 700,000 illegal admissions were uncovered.