JAMB warns tertiary institutions over matriculation

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Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has berated some tertiary institutions it claimed were issuing certificates and graduating students who were they never matriculated.

Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the board, said some of the affected institutions have failed to matriculate any student in the last five years.

He did not however disclose any of them by name.

According to JAMB’s latest bulletin, Oloyede spoke during a two-day refresher training for all its admission desk officers.

The training was held at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja last week.

Oloyede said admitting students for a degree programme without matriculation amounts to a flagrant disregard for extant regulations of the board.

“A number of them got approval to operate no doubt, but they never bother following other requisite regulations thereafter, they just continue running the institutions their own way,” he said.

“How can a school that never admitted any candidate continue to issue certificates and graduating students?”

Oloyede said the erring institutions who did not matriculate their students in any given year will be regarded as not having admitted students in that year.

He said the institutions would only be running their programmes at risk as graduates from such institutions would not be mobilized for their compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

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Oloyede asked the desk officers to constantly communicate with institutions, particularly if there is any reason for which the schools could not be permitted to matriculate.

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