The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,JAMB,has stopped universities and other tertiary institutions in the country running degree programmes from directly admitting candidates on their sandwich, distance learning, part-time and other programmes.
JAMB in a publication by its Head of Media, Fabian Benjanin as contained in its weekly bulletin insists that henceforth,all admissions to the various programmes in the nation’s higher institutions must be processed through it, while warning the various institutions against flouting the new rule.
It adds that it would no longer condone any illegal or irregular admission by any institution.
According to the bulletin,the cessation of the illegal admissions was contained in a an advisory issued by the governing Board of JAMB.
The advisory further made it clear that the new hardline position taken by the Board was informed by the quantum of applications received for candidates for condonement of illegal admissions popularly known by candidates as ‘Regularisation’ adding that such ignoble acts would no longer be tolerated by the governing Board of JAMB.
The advisory further reiterated that all applications for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full-Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach and Sandwich among others, must be processed only through JAMB.
It noted further that institutions which are still involved in advertising or selling
application forms for admissions into the programmes listed above were advised to desist forthwith.
The advisory therefore, enjoins
institutions to advise their candidates to apply to them through JAMB, adding that duplication of
application forms is also not allowed.
JMAB Says On the other hand, candidates are to ensure that any admission issued to them by any institution is routed through the Board even before considering to accept such offers.
JAMB says it would not succumb to pressure from any quarter to clear any candidate for the NYSC or other essential needs if he or she had accepted any admission from any institution which did not follow laiddown regulations as emphasized above.
It adds that JAMB and the three Regulatory Agencies: National Universities Commission, National Board for Technical Education and National Commission for Colleges of Education will ensure that all Tertiary Institutions comply with the new policy directive.
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