The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has detected 706,189 unlawful admissions by universities, Colleges of Education, polytechnics and different tertiary training establishments.
Prof Is-haq Oloyede, the registrar of the examinations company disclosed this on the Consultative Sensitisation Meeting with Select Stakeholders in Abuja, including that the unlawful admissions had broken the picture of the nation.
According to Nation, Oloyede mentioned the illegality was perpetrated in all of the six geopolitical zones by private and non-private increased establishments.
While about 114 universities accounted for 67.795 of the unlawful admissions, 137 polytechnics have been liable for 489,918, 80 Colleges of Education for 142, 818 and 37 different establishments concerned in 5,678 instances.
The undisclosed admissions have been perpetrated from 2017 to 2020 by the affected establishments.
He mentioned such admissions have been unknown to JAMB as prescribed by regulation.
But the Minister of Education assented to JAMB’s plea for a final probability for the violators.
He mentioned the establishments disregarded JAMB’s Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS which permits establishments to “only admit candidates that met the requirements.”
He mentioned the affected establishments’ Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts have admitted their errors by “sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure to the JAMB Registrar.”
In the listing of the 114 universities given to stakeholders, a number of the prime indicted for unlawful admissions embody University of Jos (7,600); Benue State University (6,171); Olabisi Onabanjo University (5,669); Kwara State University (4, 281); Novena University (3,432); University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2,732); and Imo State University (2,330).
Others listed have been; University of Calabar(2,074); NTA Television College(1,934); Baze University(1,717); Oduduwa University(1,450); Kaduna State College of Education(1,417); Tai Solarin University of Education(1,101); Al-qalam University(1,062); Gombe State University(1,017).
Oloyede mentioned, “As a measure of mopping up the backlog of improperly admitted candidates, the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, assented to the Board’s plea for a last chance for the violators.
“He also approved the caveat that the culprits should, first and foremost, declare the number of candidates admitted outside CAPS between 2017 and 2020 by sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure to the JAMB Registrar.
“Those minimally qualified would then be condoned to put an end to the period and finally put the matter to rest.
“The Board was then directed to launch massive campaigns to educate the public against accepting such illegal admissions henceforth.
“It is astonishing that so far, 706,189 candidates have been disclosed as illegally admitted between 2017 and 2020.”
Oloyede mentioned there’ll not be alternatives for unlawful admissions by universities and different increased establishments.