• Thursday, July 18, 2024
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JAMB to sanction universities offering illegal admission

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned that it will sanction any University that offers admission to candidates illegally, by not abiding by the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).

The Board in its weekly bulletin said it had received complaints that three public universities have devised methods of offering admission to candidates outside the CAPS on their own designated portals.

The board warned that any candidate who accepts such offer of admission, made outside CAPS, does so at his or her own risk as there shall be no regularisation of any irregular or condonment of illegal admission.

The board noted that the CAPS system was designed to prevent institutions from unilaterally changing or proposing a candidate for admission into other programmes other than his or her chosen one.

It added that it’s also designed to disallow an institution from skipping a higher ranking candidate to pick a less ranking candidate and to allow an institution recommend a substitute programme for the consent or rejection of a low ranking candidate, who is not likely to secure a place in the initial programme.

“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.

“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”, the board warned.