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JAMB uncovers 3,000 pretend graduates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has uncovered 3,000 pretend graduates who by no means set foot inside the 4 partitions of a classroom.

The board additionally decried the difficulty of unlawful admissions by some establishments which, it stated, had remained a supply of embarrassment to the nation.

The Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, made this identified in a report printed within the board’s bulletin, which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja.

According to the bulletin, Oloyede disclosed this throughout a gathering with the management of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities.

“Some ‘graduates’ had by no means entered the 4 partitions of a college owing to the endemic corruption within the system however the board had documented over 3,000 of such instances.

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“Illegal admission of candidates into tertiary institutions in the country is an embarrassment and a disservice to the nation,” the bulletin learn.

The difficulty of unlawful admissions has over time been on the forefront of JAMB’s priorities.

The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, in December 2023, ordered the JAMB to current a listing of tertiary establishments that had carried out irregular and unlawful admissions.

The examination physique had earlier warned candidates to desist from accepting admissions provided by such establishments with out full educational participation.

In the assertion titled, “Cessation of illegal/irregular admission,” JAMB reiterated that each one purposes of admissions to first diploma, nationwide diploma, nationwide innovation diploma and the Nigeria certificates in training into full-time, distance studying, part-time, outreach, sandwich, and so forth, should be processed solely by JAMB.

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